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ERYTHRINA vespertilio 20 seed

Bats Wing Coral Tree

Stock: Available

SKU Code: N 62-20s


$16.00

Family: Fabaceae
Characteristics: Deciduous tree 10 m spread 5 m

Seed per packet: Approx. 5
Seed per gram: Approx. 2

A deciduous tree that produces attractive bright red, pea-shaped flowers occurring in loose clusters appearing in summer. The nectar-producing flowers are a favourite with honey-eating birds.
Native to the north and northeast of Australia with an erect stem with rough bark. Trifoliate leaves 12 cm wide take to form of “bats wings” hence the common name

Prefers light to medium well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought and frost resistant.

Grow notes:

Although seed can be sown most of the year in many parts of Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoiding the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 20-25°C for this species.

  1. Place the seed in a container and pour in just-boiled water and allow to soak overnight.
  2. The swollen seed can then be sown, re-treat seeds that have not swollen.
  3. Sow 1cm deep, keep warm & moist but not wet.
  4. Germination should occur in 10-21 days @ 20-25°C

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.

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