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LEPTOSPERMUM spinescens

Spiny Tea-tree

Tasmania Prohibited

Stock: Available

SKU Code: N 603

$4.50

Family: Myrtaceae

Characteristics: Small shrub 0.3 to 1.5 metre

Seed per packet: Fine seed, 100 or more

An attractive small shrub with thick elliptical egg-shaped leaves that produces white or greenish cream flowers during spring and early summer.
A useful shrub in gardens with limited spaces.

Endemic to the regions of the Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee and Swan Coastal Plains in the Eremaean and South-West Provinces of Western Australia.

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

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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