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Coastal Tea-Tree or Victorian Tea Tree
Product Code: N 604
Characteristics: Large shrub or small tree 1.5-6 metres
Seed per packet: Fine seed, 100 or more
Typically forms a habit of a large shrub or multi-stemmed small tree with spreading branches and papery brown bark that becomes thick and grey on the trunk. Blue-green or grey-green, elliptical foliage 1-3 cm long with new growth having silky hairs.
Five petalled white flowers with a pink-red ring around the green centre receptacle occur in a spectacular display on short stalks from the leaf axils from mid-winter to mid-spring.
Hardy in a range of climates and soils but prefers a light moist soil in a sunny or partly shaded position. Drought resistant and frost tolerant to -7°C
Originates from South Eastern Australia but now occurs in the wild as an introduces species though Southern and Western Australia.
Although seed can be sown most of the year in Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum temperature for germination is around 18-22°C
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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