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Characteristics: Shrub 3 m spread 2 m
Seed per packet: 100
A hardy medium sized shrub commonly known as the Woolly Tea-tree with grey-green foliage. The common name derives from the conspicuously hairy capsules produced as fruit, along with the fine, silky hairs present on branches and leaves.
Five petal white flowers occur profusely during Spring / Summer. Useful as a hedge or screening plant.
Endemic to Australia it is widespread in many habitats. Native populations occur in New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria.
Hardy in a range of climates and soils in a sunny or partial shade position. Prefers a moist soil, provide adequate water supply when growing in dry soil. Frost tolerant to -7°C
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 germination 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.