MELALEUCA aspalathoides

Rare in the wild

SKU: N.- 613
Stock: Out Of Stock
Restrictions: NZ Prohibited

Family: Myrtaceae
Sufamily: Myrtoideae

Seed per packet: Tiny seed, hunderds.
Seed per gram: Tiny seed, thousands per gram.

$8.00 AUD Excl. GST

A rare small shrub with soft grey foliage with silky hairs that display an abundance of magenta-coloured flowers with golden anthers which occur in Spring and Summer.

Occurs naturally is a few small areas of the South West province of Western Australia in the regions of the Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest.

Adaptable to most spoils in an open sunny position, drought and frost resistant.

Grow notes:

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 on surface of the growing mix.
  2. Press lightly into surface. Do not bury the seed.
  3. Keep warm & moist, avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
  4. Germination generally occurs in around 14-28 days in the right condition.

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.

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