Native Seed Variety Information

Tick Bush

(Kunzea ambigua)

Kunzea is closely related to the genus Callistemon and bears some similarities to Melaleuca. About 40 species occur in all states and territories. Tick bush is mainly found in the open forest in central and southern New South Wales, eastern Victoria and Tasmania. Flowering occurs in Spring, and delicate flowers are followed by small fruits, which release numerous tiny seeds when ripe. It’s suitable for various soils, provided they are not waterlogged. 



Plant Type:


Growing Environment:

Plant in Seed Raising Mixture

Germination time:

21 – 28 Days

Seed to Flower:

24 – 36 weeks

Plant Size (Approx cm):

500 (H)


200 (W)
Tick Bush