Melaleuca trichophylla 'Pretty Honey Myrtle' Seeds

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Melaleuca trichophylla 'Purple Pom-Pom Myrtle' - 500+ Seeds

The Pretty Honey Myrtle is a highly ornamental low growing, spreading shrub with attractive pink to mauve pom-pom shaped flowers that produce profusely from late winter to early summer in its native habitat.

A hardy native ground cover suitable for coastal conditions.

Attracts nectar eating birds and insects.

Prefers a well drained sandy or gravelly soil in an open sunny position, drought and moderately resistant to light frost.

Endemic to the South-West  Western Australia from Geraldton in the north to Leewin in the South.

Responds very well to regular trimming and induces lush, thick growth. 

Flowers through Spring and Summer.

Seed Starting Method

Myrtle seeds are very fine. As a general rule. fine seed should be sown on the surface of a porous seed starting mix and not buried. 

Although most Australian native/ endemic seed can be sown throughout the seasons across Australia it is advisable to sow in Spring or Summer in colder regions. The optimum temperate to ensure the best possible germination rate for sowing many Australian native/ endemic species is around 18-22°C.  

Sowing Depth

See above.
The seed will lodge in the pores of your seed starting mix once misted with water.

Growing Season

Spring & Autumn
Place in a warm sunny position and keep moist to avoid drying out.

Germination Time 10-28 days at around 18-22°C.
Hardiness Hardy 
Plant Spacing  N/A
Plant Height 1 m high and upto 2m wide.
Planting Position Partial or full sun
Days Until Maturity  N/A
Growing tips

Seeds of many native/endemic species require specific conditions that mimic their natural habitat or specially formulated seed treatments, to break dormancy. 

Do not be to quick to discard pots that haven't yet shown signs of seed germination. Seeds will often lay dormant until conditions are optimal and will produce amazing results, long after they have been forgotten.

Click this link to view our seed starting treatments specially designed for Australian Natives

No pre-treatment of seed required for this species.

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