Tea Tree, Australian (Melaleuca alternifolia), packet of 100 seeds, Organic

$3.95

Family: Myrtle (Myrtaceae)

Hardy to Zones 8 to 11

(Australian Tea Tree, Melaleuca Oil) Perennial evergreen tree native to Australia. Spongy-white trunk, gently aromatic foliage and flowers like white gossamer.  Plantation grade — source of the popular germacidal essential oil.  Seed harvested from our own trees is nice and fresh.  Tea trees are good for indoor use–slow-growing, pleasant.  Prefers full sun and ever-moist, even swampy soil.  Plants can easily be stressed if roots dry out.  Sow in spring, in the warm greenhouse, or anytime under lights.  Sprinkle tiny seed on top of potting soil and tamp in, then keep evenly moist until germination.  These are always amazing when they emerge, that something so large can come from something so small–its a miracle, really.  Work up in pots for a year or two before transplanting to landscape. Flowers are a frizzy, puffball sort of aromatic thing, giving way to the tiny pods filled with the ultra-tiny seeds.
100 seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown

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    Glenny

    When will this be back in stock?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      I was just out checking the mother trees and they look good but no sign of flowers yet. Last time I harvested was in November, my guess it will take until next November to have ripe pods/seeds again.

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    Korina D Reynolds

    Would a tea tree survive in cold weather.

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      Richo Cech

      If you hover over the picture you’ll see the “read more” tab and you can click that and find out what we know about the tree and its frost hardiness. In the case of tea tree Hardy to Zones 8 to 11

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