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THYME HONEY-MYRTLE (Melaleuca thymifolia) Seeds

THYME HONEY-MYRTLE (Melaleuca thymifolia) Seeds

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Melaleuca thymifolia is an evergreen shrub that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials.

Range - Australia - New South Wales, Queensland.

Requires a fertile, well-drained moisture retentive lime-free soil in full sun.  Prefers a soil that does not contain much nitrogen.

Good for screening and hedging, native gardens, wildlife gardens.

It is long-lived and recovers well from drought and other setbacks.

The plant has delicate reddish young stems and blue-green foliage, both spicily aromatic when bruised. 

Flower are rich mauve in spring and summer and bluish-purple in early winter, flowers often open eight months of the year, freely around late November and then slowly till autumn when another flush occurs.

Bush tucker: The flowers of Melaleuca varieties produce sweet nectar and you can suck the nectar out, or soak the flowers in water to make a sweet drink.