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MELALEUCA subfalcata

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$3.55

Family: Myrtaceae

Subfamily: Myrtoideae

Characteristics: Prostate shrub 50 cm spread 3 m

Seed per packet: 50

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A growing shrub has widely spreading branches with small leaves. Mauve pink bottlebrush like flowers appearing on dense terminal heads in early spring and summer.

Endemic to the south cost of Western Australia from Albany to Esperance.

Prefers a light to heavy 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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