Mountain Lilac
Victorian Christmas Bush

SKU: N 1121
Stock: Out Of Stock

Family: Lamiaceae

Characteristics: Shrub 4 m spread 3 m

Seeds per packet: 40

$4.25 AUD Excl. GST

A graceful forest shrub that is popular in the gardens of native plant lovers with its menthol fragrance When not in flower it can be detected by its menthol fragrance leavesand white or pale lavender tubular flowers that occur in dense clusters in summer.

Erect stem with angular branches and an open textured crown. Dark green lanceolate leaves 7 cm long. White or pale lavender tubular flowers occurring in dense clusters in summer.

A very attractive garden shrub.

Endemic to Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.

Prefers a medium most soil in a protected partially shaded position, frost resistant but drought tender.

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, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C for this species.

Pre-treatment of smoke optional.

This genus has shown to be responsive to smoke, although it is not critical for germination of this species it usually beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates. Smoke treatments available by clicking here.

  1. Sow seed on surface of a porous seed raising mix. The seed will lodge in the the pores of the mix once watered.
  2. Sprinkle a very light covering of the seed raising mix over the seed if required to hold the seed in place. Do not bury seed deeply.
  3. Water with fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
  4. Place in a warm shaded or semi shaded position to avoid dying out.
  5. Keep warm & moist, avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
  6. Germination generally occurs in 30-60 days but may take longer depending on the conditions.

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.

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