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MELALEUCA diosmatifolia

Stock: 290 Available

Rosy Honey Myrtle

Family: Myrtaceae

Subfamily: Myrtoideae

Characteristics: Shrub 3 m spread 2 m

Seed per packet: 200

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An erect open shrub that can attain heights up to 3m high and 2m wide. Its flower are pale to deep mauve that sprout on short lateral branches in cylindrical spikes that grow up to 3 cm long and up to 2cm in diameter in late spring and summer.

Native of woodlands in New South Wales to south-eastern Queensland.

Prefers humus rich sandy 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

  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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