BRACELET HONEY-MYRTLE (Melaleuca armillaris) SEEDS 'Bush Tucker Plant'
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Native to South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.
It is a hardy, commonly grown species, often used as a fast-growing screen plant, in its natural state, it grows on coastal cliffs and along estuaries.
Bracelet honey myrtle ranges from a large shrub to a small weeping tree growing to 8 m (30 ft) in height.
Bushy fast growing shrub with fine glossy leaves and cream to white flower spikes in spring.
At its best if clipped after flowering. Can be grown as a screen or living fence.
Makes a good habitat for birds.
- Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
- pHAcidic, Alkaline, Neutral
- Tolerates Drought
The flowers produce a sweet honey nectar which can either be sucked from the flowers or soaked in water to make a sweet drink.
Germination of the seed of Melaleuca species is usually quite easy by normal seed raising methods. No special pre-treatment is needed.
Germination should occur in 14 to 30 days.A common method used for germination of Melaleuca and related plants is the "bog method" where the pot containing the seeds is placed into a saucer of water until germination occurs.
This results in moisture reaching the seeds by capillary action and ensures that the seeds do not dry out.