RANDIA fitzalanii

Native Gardenia
Bush Food

SKU: N 245
Stock: Out Of Stock

Family: Rubiaceae
Sub-family: Ixoroideae
Characteristics: Tree 8 m spread 3 m

Seed per packet:  Approx.8

$4.25 AUD Excl. GST

An evergreen Australian tropical rainforest tree makes an excellent small tree for the garden and is suited to growing in containers.

It has large glossy dark green leaves 15 cm long and highly perfumed gardenia-like white flowers that occur in terminal clusters followed by brownish green fruit.

Not only is the Native Gardenia beautiful and ornamental, but it is also edible and appreciated as a bush tucker. Randia fitzalanii produces large edible, slightly sweet yellow fruits that are eaten raw by the Aboriginal people.

Prefers light to medium well composted moist well-drained soil in a protected partially 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 re-search 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 in temperate climates, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 20-25°C

  1. Sow seed on a porous seed-raising mix and cover lightly.
  2. Place in a warm shaded or semi-shaded position to avoid dying out.
  3. 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. 
  4. Germination should occur in 28-56 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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