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MELALEUCA teretifolia

Marsh Honey Myrtle

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$3.90

Family: Myrtaceae

Subfamily: Myrtoideae

Characteristics: Shrub 1.5 m spread 1 m

Seed per packet: 100

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Melaleuca teretifolia is a small to medium shrub typically erect in habit. The linear leaves are rounded in cross section, 40-60 mm long and tapering to a sharp point. The flowers occur in globular shaped clusters occurring in the leaf axils about 20 mm in diameter appearing in summer.

Endemic to the west coast in southern Western Australia.

Prefers a damp soil and is adaptable to most soil types but requires an open sunny position, frost resistant but drought tender

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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