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Maireana brevifolia, commonly known as Bluebush is a shrub with an erect stem, a rounded crown and attractive blue-green-grey fleshy foliage.
Flowers occur in summer to autumn followed by green and red berries 9 mm in diameter.
Occurs naturally in the arid areas of the Eastern Goldfield, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Katanning, Merredin, Northern Jarrah Forest, Southern Cross, Tallering, Western Mallee, Western Murchison and Wooramel in Western Australia as well as South Australia and New South Wales.
Prefers light to medium well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought and frost resistant. Salt and arid conditions tolerant.
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
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 are discarded.
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