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Bracelet Honey Myrtle
Characteristics: Tree to 8 m spread 6 m
Seed per packet: 200
A small to medium sized tree growing to 8 m in height and 6 m with a spreading canopy of narrow dark green needle-like foliage. Creamy bottlebrush like cylindrical flower spikes occur in spring and summer.
Endemic to New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.
Adaptable to most soils in an open sunny position, drought and frost resistant.
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
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, natives 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.