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MELALEUCA ryeae

Pink Pom Pom Myrtle

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$3.80

Family: Myrtaceae

Subfamily: Myrtoideae

Characteristics: Shrub 1.5-2 m spread 1.5-2 m

Seed per packet: Approx 50

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An attractive small shrub that displays an abundance of pink to mauve pom pom like flowers with gold tips around 3 cm in diameter on terminal heads during spring and early summer.

Attracts birds and insects.

Occurs naturally in the mid-west coast region around Geraldton extending to Perth in Western Australia.

Prefers a sandy well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought and frost hardy.

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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