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Brachychiton populneus

Bottletree

In Stock: 0.013 lb (Total:0.013lb)
  • BRACHYCHITON populneus

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BRACHYCHITON populneus

Details

Germination:
91%
Germination test:
cut
Purity:
99%
Seeds per lb:
3,603
Quantity:
0.01 lb
Collected in:
California
Crop year:
2021
Min. hardiness zone:
8
Item ID:
1828831

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: Pour in just boiled water over seeds, soak for 30 seconds. Transfer to a container with luke warm water and soak overnight. Swollen seed can then be sown, re-treat seeds that have not swollen.
Stratification
Stratification: none required
Germination
Germination: Sow 1/4in deep. The growing medium should be well draining but should remain damp between watering. Keep moist but not too wet as the seed may rot.

Other: Germination should occur in 10-21 days. 

Brachychiton populneus, also known as the Kurrajong, is a versatile and hardy tree found throughout the varying habitats of Australia. Its trunk serves as a water storage device for survival in dry climates, and its bell-shaped flowers come in various colors, while the leaves vary in shape. The Kurrajong has been used for multiple purposes throughout history, including by many Australian Aboriginal clans and tribes. Its seeds were often roasted and used for food, and water could be obtained by squeezing the wood. The soft spongy wood was used for shields, and the bark had various uses as fiber. The leaves could even be used as emergency fodder for drought-affected animal stock. The Kurrajong has now been introduced as an ornamental tree in various countries, including South Africa, Louisiana, California, and the Mediterranean. Horticulturists have hybridized the Kurrajong with related Brachychiton species to create new garden ornamentals. This tree offers both practical uses and beauty to any landscape.

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