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

$4.95

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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  1. Question

    Karthik

    Can this seeds be shipped to india ..??

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Yes Karthik, we still ship to India despite the crumbling infrastructure of world deliveries. My Tea Trees have had pods on them for almost a year, it seems like they must dry to release seed this summer, hit “waitlist” and you’ll get an e-mail when I enable this product.
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    • A-N M

      Can you ship to Norway?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi! up to September of 2020 we are not accepting any new seed orders, but after that time, yes, since Norway is not in the EU, we can ship seeds to Norway.
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    Stephanie Lim

    Do you ship to Singapore? What are the shipping charges like?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Stephanie,
      I’m sorry to say we can’t guarantee shipments to Singapore and the shipping is probably $13.90.
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    Glenny

    When will this be back in stock?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin 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

      Admin 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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    • Jenny

      I would need to grow this inside in my climate. How big do they get? Can they be pruned to stay small?

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      Mayche Cech

      Mayche Cech

      Yes, the tea tree growers in australia prune them back almost to the ground yearly, to encourage low-lying branches that can be harvested for essential oil manufacture. I have 20-year-old trees in one of my greenhouses that are 12 feet tall without pruning.

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