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MELALEUCA bracteata

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White Cloud Tree

Family: Myrtaceae

Subfamily: Myrtoideae

Characteristics: Tree to 8 m spread 6 m

Seed per packet: 200

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A medium sized shrub or tree with an erect smooth stem and spreading branches and a densely textured crown. Fine scented foliage and profuse white flowers appearing in winter through to summer.

Endemic to large areas of Australia.

Prefers a medium to heavy soil 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

  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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