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Characteristics: Small shrub 0.8 to 2 m
Seeds per packet: 5
A Lignotuberous small shrub producing attractive golden-orange to orange-brown flowers during the Autumn months of March to May.
Linear leaves with widely spaced, deeply serrated, and pointed.
Prefers a well-drained sandy soil in a sunny position. Extremely drought tolerant.
Occurs naturally in a small number of scattered populations in the arid regions of Coolgardie, Esperance Plains and Mallee in the Eremaean and South-West Province’s of Western Australia.
Conservation Code: Priority Three
Although seed can be sown most of the year in Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C
Pre-treatment of smoke: Not considered critical to germination of this species and germination will generally occur without it.
However many members of the Proteaceae family are responsive to pre-treatment of smoke. Although germination will often occur without smoke treatment it has proved to be beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates in many species of the Proteaceae family.
Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken either by soaking the seed overnight or by applying to the surface after sowing, both provide good results. Smoke treatments available by clicking here.
General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.
We can only ship these items to Australian locations, international customers please request shipping quotation prior to purchasing.