Brachychiton Populneus-'Kurrajong'-TREE SEEDS-25 seeds

Brachychiton Populneus-'Kurrajong'-TREE SEEDS-25 seeds

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BRACHYCHITON POPULNEUS

“Kurrajong”

 

Family:  Malvaceae

 

Ideal sowing temp: 18-22C

 

Position:  Sunny

 

Preparation: Soak in boiling water for 30 seconds and then in lukewarm water overnight. Re-treat any seeds that have not swollen before sowing.

 

Sowing: 5mm deep. Warm, shaded or semi-shaded; Well Drained.

 

Care:  Keep moist but not wet.  Do not allow spoil to dry out completely.

 

Sprouting: 10-21 days.

Wide spread and popular tree in eastern Australia, in many towns and parishes, it was grown in the churchyards.  It is also well known as a handy fodder option for stock during times of drought.  It is adaptable to most soils and prefers an open sunny position after sprouting, is drought resistant but frost tender.

With a stout, grey trunk, shiny dark green leaves and small, cream, bell-shaped flowers with a pink, red or purple tinged appearing in spring and summer, Brachychiton Populneus is a small to medium-sized tree that can grow to 20m in height and 5m around.

Kurrajong fibre taken from the stem has been used in twine and netting manufacture.  When crushed to a powder, the seeds can be brewed into a coffee substitute or added to bread. The taproot and the gum exudate are also considered tasty and edible by some.

The Chakra Garden can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. 

Always seek advice from a professional before eating or using a plant medicinally.

 

****Please note: these are seeds (we are NOT selling these as live plants. Quarantine restrictions and costs prohibit us from selling these seeds to WA and Internationally.


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