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Indian Tulip Tree
Stock: Out Of Stock
SKU Code: ES 145
Characteristics: Evergreen tree 7 m spread 2 m
Seeds per packets: 5
An attractive shrub with bluish green heart shaped leaves12.5 cm long and sulphur-yellow five petaled bell shaped flowers with a purplish throat 6cm across occurring in summer.
Originates for the Hawaiian Islands and elsewhere in the Pacific.
Prefers a light well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought and frost tender but salt spray resistant. Suited to coastal exposures.
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 18-22°C
Seeds germinate readily, however they do have a hard outer coating which is impervious to water. To assist in the uptake of moisture for germination to occur seed best scarified by pre-treating with hot water first.
Hot water treatment is recommended for this species.
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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