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Victorian Christmas Bush
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Characteristics: Shrub 4 m spread 3 m
Seeds per packet: 40
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 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.
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.