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KUNZEA rostrata

Stock: Available

$3.50

Family: Myrtaceae

Characteristics: Shrub to 3 m spread 2 m

Seed per packet: Approx 100

An attractive hardy shrub growing to around 3 metres in good conditions but can be smaller depending on the conditions.
A spectacular display of pink flowers occur in dense globular heads from October to November in it's native range.
Occurs naturally in the Jarrah Forests, Swan Coastal Plains and Warren regions of the South West Provence in Western Australia.

Prefers a light to medium well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought and frost resistant.

Image credit Geoff Derrin. Cropped and watermarked.
CC BY-SA 4.0

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

  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 around 14-28 days in the right condition.

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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