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BRACHYCHITON diversifolius

Northern Kurrajong

Stock: Available

SKU Code: N - 115


$4.20

Family: Malvaceae
Characteristics: Variable tree 3 to 18 m spread 6 m

Seed per packet: Approx. 6
Seed per gram:  Approx. 8

One of the smaller members of the genus with attractive flower red, yellow, and green flowers from May to December in its native range, in temperate climates flowering, occurs mainly in summer.

Leaves 7.5-21cm long and 6-9cm wide

Endemic to Northern Australia in the IBRA Regions of the Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Northern Kimberley, Ord Victoria Plain, and Victoria Bonaparte in Western Australia and a few remote areas in the Northern Territory.

Adapts well to a variety of climates and soils from temperate to tropical climates but prefers light soil in a protected position—drought and frost resistant.

Grow notes:

Seed is usually best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoiding the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination of this genus is around 18-22°C

Brachychiton seeds germinate readily, however, they do have a hard outer coating, to assist with the update of moisture required for germination the following method is suggested. This is not critical but will generally reduce germination time.

  1. Place the seed in a container and pour in just boiled water and soak for 30 seconds
  2. Transfer to a container with lukewarm water and soak overnight.
  3. The swollen seed can then be sown, re-treat seeds that have not swollen.
  4. Sow the depth of the seed deep.
  5. Place in a warm shaded or semi-shaded position to avoid dying out.
  6. The growing medium should be well draining but should remain damp between watering. Keep moist but not too wet as the seed may rot. Do not let the growing mix completely dry out.
  7. Germination should occur in 10-21 days @ 18-22C

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 co

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