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A small erect shrub in the pea family of Fabaceae growing to a height of 1-2 metres sometimes with a pendulous habit with attractive holly-like foliage.
Produces an attractive colourful display of pink or purple pea flowers that occur profusely during spring to mid-summer in its native range.
Fairly adaptable to a range of soils providing it is well-draining in a sunny position, drought-tolerant and frost resistant once established.
Although seed can be sown most of the year in many parts of Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoiding the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C.
Mirbelia seeds germinate readily, however, they do have a hard outer coating that is impervious to water and generally, germination will normally not occur unless the seed is scarified by abrading or pre-treated with boiling water first.
General note: 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, seeds 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.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.
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