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'GNOW' GRANITE HONEY MYRTLE (Melaleuca elliptica) Seeds

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Melaleuca elliptica, commonly known as the granite bottlebrush is a plant in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae is endemic to the south of Western Australia.  It grows in sandy soils, often near granite outcrops in mallee woodland and heath.

The Noongar name for the plant is gnow.

This species is well known in cultivation as a hardy plant in sunny situations where the soil is reasonable well drained. It is frost hardy and adaptable to most situations in temperate regions but needs to be pruned regularly to avoid looking woody. A highly ornamental but hardy foliage plant.

Plants respond to pruning and can be grown as a hedge or screen or pruned to tree shape. Excellent container and bird attracting plant. Melaleuca elliptica is a paperbark - it has a white bark that will peel in thin patches.

Bush Food: A great nectar plant for honey production

Bush medicine: Known for its natural soothing and cleansing properties