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Stock: Out Of Stock
SKU Code: ES 128
Characteristics: Deciduous tree 3 m spread 2 m
Seeds per packets: 25
The chaste tree is a beautiful little deciduous tree or large shrub with a showy lilac flowers occurring in dense clusters in summer.
Flowers are followed by a fleshy fruit that contains four seeds that are sometimes used as seasoning, similar to black pepper.
Native to Europe and western Asia.
Adaptable to most soils but prefers a protected sunny position, drought resistant but frost tender.
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.
Seeds germinate readily, however they do have a hard outer coating which is impervious to water and generally germination will normally not occur unless the seed is scarified by abrading or pre-treated with boiling water first.
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.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.
We can only ship these items to Australian locations, international customers please request shipping quotation prior to purchasing.