A hardy native tree or shrub (3-8m) of eastern and southern Australia (including Tas.). A prolific flowerer with sweetly scented creamy-white flowers borne in dense panicles, flowering around Christmas, hence another common name of Christmas bush. The fragrant flowers attract many insects and make a unique sweet honey. A hardy tree that can handle frost and drought. It also provides valuable habitat to native birds. 40 seeds.
Cold germinating seeds
Sow in deep pots to transplant later. Germination can be erratic (3-4 weeks of cold treatment at ~3oC) and can take 4-8 weeks. Transplant once seedlings are 10+cm.
Cool Climate Periods
Jun 1st to Sep 30th
Temperate Climate Periods
May 1st to Sep 30th
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
May 1st to Jul 31st