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MELALEUCA MIX 3000+ seeds

Family: Myrtaceae

Ideal sowing temp: 18-25C

Position:  Open, Full Sun; Well Drained. Tolerates poor soils.

Sowing: Sow on surface.  Cover very lightly with soil.

Care:  Place 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. 

Sprouting: 14-30 days.

A handpicked blend of over 3000 seeds from 6 species of Melaleuca that have similar growing instructions and rates so they can all be treated the same way and planted at the same time.  We have put seeds from each species into a mix to save you the trouble and put them all in the bag together for you. For those who want to plant out a bigger space but are not sure what to put in it; or those who need to plant out a quick windbreak, border, or even a pretty hedge. For those who simply love the delightful native Australian tea-trees and want more of them around....

Below you can see the seeds contained in each mix.  The growing instructions will come attached to each packet you buy.

Melaleuca diosmatifolia    500+ seeds

“Rosy Paperbark”~~~Also known as Rosy Honey Myrtle.  Previously known as Melaleuca erubescens. Sometimes the name is confused with M. diosmifolia but the plants are quite different. Grows to 3m x 2m erect, open shrub with delicate, pale to deep mauve flowers. Hardy. Easily cultivated, it has attractive flowers which are reported not to fade as quickly as others.

Melaleuca linariifolia  500+ seeds

“Budjur” ~~~Also known as snow-in-summer, narrow-leaved paperbark, flax-leaved paperbark and in the language of the Gadigal people as budjur. A small tree growing to a height of 6–10m with distinctive and attractive white or creamy white, papery bark and a dense canopy. The flowers are white to creamy-white, perfumed and arranged in spikes on the ends of branches which continue to grow after flowering.  A hardy plant, it flowers in late spring or summer, making it a popular garden shrub or small tree in mild to moderate climates. 

Melaleuca nodosa  500+ seeds

“Prickly-leaved Paperbark”~~~Adaptable to a wide range of climates. Round, yellow flowers in spring and autumn.  Will tolerate less than perfect drainage.  Drought and Frost resistant.  Grows to 7m.

Melaleuca quinquinervia  500+ seeds

“Broad-Leaved Paperbark” ~~~“Niaouli”~~~Small, spreading tree to 15-20m high and 5-10m wide with thick, papery, bark in white, grey and beige shades, with cream or white bottle-brush shaped flowers from late spring-autumn. It likes swamps, floodplains, rivers, estuaries, and generally silty soils.  Trees can live for over 100 years and fresh regrowth appears rapidly after fire.

Melaleuca styphelioides  500+ seeds

“Prickly Paperbark”~~~Small to medium oval shaped 4-15m high. Layer, papery grey and cream bark with dark green, spiny leaves and light, yellow and white bottlebrush flowers.  Great oval shape that provides a good shade canopy (up to 50m when fully mature) for yards and streets. 

Melaleuca thymifolia  500+ seeds

“Thyme Honey Myrtle”~~~Growing to a height and width of around 1.5m, with mauve, pink, or white flowers.  Fast-growing and evergreen native, it is frost-tender but drought tolerant and wind-tolerant, making it useful in low-story windbreaks, and provides habitat for birds and other small creatures.   

# for more information, see our individual listings for each type of seed listed above.


****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, Tas, and Internationally.

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