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Characteristics: Tree 7-15 m spread 5 m
Seeds per packet: 30
Although this species is typically found along foreshores, it is often planted elsewhere as it accepts a wide range of harsh conditions.
An attractive tree with pendulous drooping branches, leaves are greatly modified so that only the leaf-teeth are visible at the nodes or joints. The number of leaf-teeth varies between 6 and 8 per node.
Cones are 2-3 cm long, 2 cm wide, seed with small thin wings. Native to New South Wales and Queensland.
Prefers a light well drained soil in an open sunny position. Drought resistant, salt tolerant but frost tender. Excellent tolerance to harsh and exposed coastal conditions.
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 22-25°C for this species.
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.