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Characteristics: Small shrub 50-100 cm
Seeds per packet: 15
A small erect shrub native to Western Australia that grows from 50 to 100 centimetres in height. White flowers occur along the branch stems during spring.
The plant is an understorey plant and likes partial shade, although it can tolerate full sun if sufficient water is available.
Native to two relatively small ares around Geraldton and Perth Western Australia.
Prefers an free draining sandy soil, drought and frost resistant.
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 Recommended.
This genus is 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.