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Purple Pom-Pom Myrtle
Characteristics: Shrub 1-2 m spread 1-2 m
Seed per packet: 200
Melaleuca conothamnoides is a compact low growing shrub in the myrtle (Myrtaceae) family with spectacular flowers occur during spring early summer producing a stunning display of bright pink bottlebrush flowers.
It is distinguished by its relatively large leaves, prominent oil glands and unusual bracts covering the flower buds before they open.
Melaleuca conothamnoides is a shrub in the myrtle (Myrtaceae) family endemic to the south-west of Western Australia.
Prefers a well-drained soil in an open sunny position.
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.