Backhousia Myrtifolia-'Cinnamon Myrtle'-BUSH TUCKA-25 seeds.
Backhousia Myrtifolia-'Cinnamon Myrtle'-BUSH TUCKA-25 seeds.

Backhousia Myrtifolia-'Cinnamon Myrtle'-BUSH TUCKA-25 seeds.

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NOT AVAILABLE TO SA, WA, TASMANIA, OR INTERNATIONAL!

BACKHOUSIA MYRTIFOLIA

“Cinnamon Myrtle”

 

Family: Myrtaceae.

 

Ideal sowing temp: 18-22C (Avoid the coldest and hottest temps).

 

Position: Shaded.

Preparation: Soak seed overnight in water. 

Sowing: Can be sown with the spent flower still intact. Sow seed on surface of a porous seed raising mix

 

Care: Sprinkle a very light covering of the seed raising mix over the seed. Do not bury seed deeply.  Water with fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.   Keep warm & moist, avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix. 

Sprouting: 21-60 days depending on the temperature and conditions.

Harvest: As needed.  Do not remove more than 1/3 of the leaves at a time.

Small tree to 7m high and 2m wide, also known as the Grey Myrtle. Large clusters of creamy white flowers in spring to summer. Endemic from Southern Queensland to New South Wales and even grows well as far south as Melbourne. Young plants take time to form a good root system and will not tolerate long dry periods over their first few summers. 

Leaves give off a cinnamon fragrance when rubbed and may be used in cooking, in sweet or savoury dishes. They may also be used fresh or dried, soaked in hot water, to make a tea substitute.

 

The Chakra Garden cannot take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. 

Always seek advice from a professional before eating or using a plant medicinally.

 

****Please note: these are seeds (we are NOT selling these as live plants. Quarantine restrictions and costs prohibit us from selling these seeds to WA, SA, Tas, and Internationally.


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