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Lucky Bean Tree
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Characteristics: Semi-deciduous tree 10 m
Seeds per packets: 5
An attractive small to medium-sized, deciduous tree with a spreading crown and brilliant red flowers.
One of the best known and widely grown South African trees it is fast-growing, undemanding tree.
Native to South Africa.
Prefers a light to medium well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought resistant but frost tender.
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 20-25°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.