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Graceful Honey Myrtle
Characteristics: Shrub 2.5 m spread 2 m
Seed per packet: 50
The Graceful Honey-myrtle is an open shrub with leaves that are narrow-elliptical, aromatic and about four centimetres long. Pink, mauve or purple flower clusters appear in spring. There is also a white-flowering form. Melaleuca radula has along flowering period. The darker flowering forms are more popular in cultivation.
Native 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
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.