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SHORT LEAF / MALLEE HONEY-MYRTLE (Melaleuca brevifolia) Seeds

SHORT LEAF / MALLEE HONEY-MYRTLE (Melaleuca brevifolia) Seeds

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Melaleuca brevifolia is a shrub, rarely a tree, growing to a height of 4 m (10 ft) with rough, corky bark.

White or cream flowers are arranged in spike-like inflorescences usually on older wood. Flowering occurs in spring and summer. Blooms are very showy.

It is a moderately hardy garden plant requiring good drainage and a sunny position. It is useful for harsh conditions, including salty soils or those containing limestone.

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds flowers are fragrant.

Bush food: Sweet drinks made from the nectar. Honey production

Germination: The seed of melaleuca species is usually quite easy by normal seed raising methods. No special pretreatment is needed. Germination should occur in 14 to 30 days, depending on the species.

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.