MELALEUCA pulchella

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Pink Claw Flower

Family: Myrtaceae

Subfamily: Myrtoideae

Characteristics: Shrub 1.2m spread 1.5 m

Seed per packet: 200

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An small attractive shrub with a spread of 1.5 metres and weeping branches that spill onto the ground. The small leaves are light green and oval to oblong in shape.
Mauve flowers appear in spring and early summer. They are carried in clusters with their stamen bundles curled inwards, similar in shape to a claw. Individual flowers are said to be the largest in the genus. In cultivation the pink claw flower has proved to be hardy and free flowering.

Endemic to the Esperance region of Western Australia.

Prefers a light to medium well-drained 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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