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LAGUNARIA patersonii

Norfolk Island Hibiscus

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SKU Code: N 240

Family: Malvaceae

Characteristics: Tree 5m spread 6 m

Seeds per packet: 15

Medium size tree with large pink hibiscus like flowers 5 cm across appearing in summer to autumn flowed by greyish seed pod containing bright orange seed.

Typically an erect stem with rough dark grey bark and a densely textured crown. Leathery greyish green oval leaves 10 cm long.

Endemic to New South Wales Norfolk Island and Queensland.

Prefers a light well-drained soil in a protected shaded position, drought resistant but frost tender. Tolerates coastal salt laden winds.

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 18-22°C

  1. Soak in tepid water overnight.
  2. Sow seed on a porous seed raising mix and cover to a depth of 4mm
  3. Place in a warm shaded or semi shaded position to avoid dying out.
  4. 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. 
  5. Germination should occur in 14-28 days depending on the temperature and 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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