LEPTOSPERMUM glaucescens

Blue- green Tea-Tree or Smoky Tea-Tree

SKU: N 599
Stock: In Stock
Restrictions: NZ Prohibited

Family: Myrtaceae

Characteristics: Shrub to 2 metres Spread 2 metres

Seed per packet: 100 or more

$4.25 AUD Excl. GST

A fast growing dense shrub commonly known as the Blue-green Tea-Tree or Smoky Tea-Tree with elliptical to egg-shape greyish-green foliage 1 cm long.
Five petal pinkish-white flowers occur profusely during the summer months in it's native environment of Tasmania, Flowers typically occurs earlier in warmer states.

Endemic to Tasmania.

Hardy in a range of climates and soils from light clay to sandy soils in a sunny or partial shade position. Drought resistant and frost tolerant to -7°C

Grow notes:

Although seed can be sown most of the year in many parts of Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C

  1. Sow seed on surface of a porous seed raising mix. The seed will lodge in the the pores of the mix once watered.
  2. Sprinkle a very light covering of the seed raising mix over the seed if required to hold the seed in place. Do not bury seed deeply.
  3. Water with fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
  4. Place in a warm shaded or semi shaded position to avoid dying out.
  5. Keep warm & moist, avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
  6. Germination generally occurs in around 14-28 days in the right condition.

General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.

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