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MELALEUCA dempta 1000g

Priority 3: Poorly-known species
known from several locations 

NZ Prohibited

Stock: Out Of Stock

SKU Code: N 485-1000g

Family: Myrtaceae
Sub-family: Myrtoideae
Characteristics: Small shrub to 2 m with a similar spread

Seed per packet: Fine seed, hundreds.
Seed per gram: Fine seed, thousands per gram.

A fast-growing small to a medium-sized shrub that bears attractive scented creamy-white flowers during spring. 
Leaves are broadly elliptic, egg-shaped or heart-shaped with the end tapering to a rounded point 8mm long.

Adaptable to a range of soils from light sandy soils to red clay loams in an open sunny position, drought and frost tolerant.

Occurs naturally in localized areas in the IBRA Regions of the Esperance Plains and Mallee in the south of Western Australia.

It was formerly considered a subspecies of Melaleuca calycina subsp. dempta.

Conservation code: Priority 3: Poorly-known species - known from several locations.

Grow notes:

Adaptable to a range of soils from light sandy soils to red clay loams in an open sunny position, drought and frost tolerant.

Seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoiding the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C

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

The 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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