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LEPTOSPERMUM nitens

TAS / NZ Prohibited

Stock: Available

SKU Code: N 606

$4.00

Family: Myrtaceae
Characteristics: Shrub 1.5-3 metres

Seed per packet: Fine seed, hundreds

A hardy medium slender shrub with narrow egg-shaped to wedge-shaped foliage.  Attractive five petal white to pink flowers occur profusely from mid winter to mid Spring or Summer depending on location and conditions.

Hardy in a range of climates including semi arid conditions, suited to a range of soils providing it is drained in an open sunny position, drought tolerant and resistant to frost to -7°C

Endemic to the Eremaean Province, South-West Province in Western Australia in the regions of the Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Mallee, and the Murchison. 

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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