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PUNGENT HONEY-MYRTLE (Melaleuca leiocarpa) Seeds

PUNGENT HONEY-MYRTLE (Melaleuca leiocarpa) Seeds

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Native to arid areas in parts of South Australia and Western Australia.

Shrub 1-3 m high

The plant flowers in spring and summer from August to December. The flowers are creamy yellow and produced in clusters up to about 25 mm in diameter.

Habitat - arid areas on hillsides, rocky outcrops, sandplains

Prefers full sun and is hardy and adaptable to most well drained soils. Drought and frost tolerant. 

Uses : a great nectar plant for honey production, melaleuca flowers can be soaked in water to produce a sweet-tasting 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.