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Silk Cotton Tree
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Other names: Semul
Characteristics: Deciduous tree to 20 m
Seeds per packets: 5
Decidous tree with a straight tall trunk and compounded pale green leaves 50cm long. Red silky flowers with 5 petals appear in the spring before the new foliage.
Native to South East Asia.
Prefers a well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought and frost tender.
Although seed can be sown most of the year in Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C.
General note: Seeds of many plants 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.