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Silk Cotton Tree or Semul
Stock: Out Of Stock
SKU Code: ES 123
Characteristics: Deciduous tree to 20 m
Seeds per packets: Approx 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.
Prefers a well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought and frost tender.
Native to South East Asia.
Although seed can be sown most of the year in many parts of 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.
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.