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Bursaria Spinosa  "Native Blackthorn" Seeds

Bursaria Spinosa "Native Blackthorn" Seeds

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Bursaria Spinosa (also known as Native Blackthorn, Sweet Bursaria, (and Christmas Bush in S.A. and Tas.) and the Aboriginal names of geapga and kurwan (Dharawal). It is is a tree or shrub in the family Pittosporaceae growing mainly in the eastern and southern half of Australia and not in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. It can reach a height of 10m (35ft) high, and bears fragrant white flowers at any time of year but particularly summer.

Bursaria Spinosa lasts for as much as 60 years and can resprout from the base after bushfires and disperse seed on the wind. Like most thorny trees, it is hardy and will grown in a variety of tough conditions and soils, including shale-based, clay-based, and saline based soils. It is drought and frost tolerant as well as able to survive on grazing land. Cattle and rabbits graze on young trees while mature plants draw many types of beetle, bug, ant, wasp, fly, and butterfly to it’s leaves and branches for the security that this sweet but extremely thorny plant offers. While these spikes make generally it unpopular as a garden shrub, it is a great addition to roadsides and farming areas, providing a safe haven for small birds and nectar for butterflies. The drug aesculin is harvested from the plant in the Sydney region.

According to an article from © 2012 Australian National Botanic Gardens and Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research This species is fairly hardy and easy to grow. It doesn’t require much maintenance and grows in most conditions. It can be grown from seed or cuttings. Fresh seeds will produce the best germination results, in a standard seed-raising mix. Cuttings should be semi-hard wood, about 10cm long and taken from the current season’s new growth. Young plants should be watered regularly for the first couple of years, but they will look after themselves after that.” retrieved 27 July 2017 9:49am AEST.

 

** not available to WA or International buyers.

*****Please note:   We do NOT sell live plants at all!! Quarantine restrictions and inspection fees prohibit the sale of seeds to Western Australia and Internationally.


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