NAUCLEA orientalis - Leichhardt Tree, Canary Cheesewood, buy

Leichhardt Tree or Canary Cheesewood
Bush Food

SKU: N 142
Stock: Out Of Stock

Family: Rubiaceae
Sub-family: Cinchonoideae
Characteristics: Tree 10m spread 3m

Seeds per packet: Approx. 80

$4.25 AUD Excl. GST

A medium-sized tree with fragrant flowers that produces white to yellow with white style and stamens and grouped into a globular head about 3 cm wide. Flowering occurs in spring and summer. The fruits of the tree are edible and are eaten by Indigenous Australians.

Leaves are opposite and oval with a blunt tip 15 cm long.

This tall tree is usually found associated with watercourses.

Prefers rich well-drained moist soil in an open sunny or semi-shaded position, drought and frost tender.

Please Note: Although many of the traditional Bush Food and Medicine plants are now commercially produced in various forms we recommend you research these before using them as any form of food or medicine. Some parts of the plant may not be edible or some may need to be prepared before they are safe to eat or use in any way. We do our best to describe their traditional & modern uses. It is the purchaser's responsibility to ensure they are fit for their intended use.

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 22-25°C for this species.

  1. Sow seed on the surface of a porous seed-raising mix.
  2. Sprinkle a very light covering of the seed-raising mix over the seed to hold the seed in place. Do not bury the seed too 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 21-42 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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