FLINDERSIA xanthoxyla

Yellow Wood

SKU: N 269
Stock: In Stock

Family: Rutaceae
Characteristics: Tree to 40 m spread 6 m

Seed per packet: Approx. 10
Seed per gram:

$5.00 AUD Excl. GST

A large tree with an erect sturdy stem and spreading crown produces small yellow bird-attracting flowers which occur in clusters followed by attractive seed pods divided into five segments.

Attractive dark green large pinnate leaves with 4-11 leaflets each 10 cm long.

Prefers light to heavy soil in an open sunny position, drought, and frost tender.

Native to Queensland and New South Wales.

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, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 20-24°C

  1. Soak the seed overnight in water.
  2. Sow seed on the surface of a porous seed-raising mix and lightly cover. Do not bury the seed deeply.
  3. Water with a fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
  4. Place in a warm shaded or semi-shaded position to avoid dying out.
  5. Keep warm & moist, and avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
  6. Germination generally occurs in around 14-28 days in the right conditions.

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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