Hymenosporum Flavum, "Native Frangipani" Seeds

Hymenosporum Flavum, "Native Frangipani" Seeds

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Hymenosporum flavum, or native frangipani, is a rainforest tree which is native to Queensland and New South Wales in Australia and New Guinea. It is the sole species within the genus Hymenosporum, and is closely related to the widespread genus Pittosporum

It produces clusters of fragrant flowers in spring (September to October) which are about 5 cm in diameter. They are cream in colour, ageing to yellow and are followed by long pear-shaped seed capsules. The flowers attract bees and honey-eating birds and butterflies. It has dark green, glossy leaves which are usually around 10 cm long and 4 cm wide. At its best, the branches are heavily foliaged and form widely spaced tiers which makes the tree extremely attractive.

Despite its common name, it is not closely related to the frangipani. The species epithet flavum is Latin for yellow and indicates its flower colour. 


Native frangipani is widely cultivated and usually grows to around 8 metres in height although it can grow to over 20 metres tall in the rainforest. It can be grown in shaded positions, but flowers best in full sun. In Australia, the tree is commonly planted in suburban streets, in shopping boulevards and in walkways between tall buildings. It prefers a well-drained soil with a high organic content, but is highly adaptable. Very young seedlings are easily killed by frosts but if kept in a sheltered position until about 1-1.5 metres high, will thrive in cooler areas, as long as they have access to water during hot dry spells. 


Hymenosporum flavum is included in the Tasmanian Fire Service's list of low flammability plants, indicating that it is suitable for growing within a building protection zone.” [Information from Wikipedia 2019]

~~~ Although these are known to like tropical climates, these seeds were picked from healthy, mature trees in Victoria.

Growing from seed:

Hymenosporum flavum seeds will usually germinate in 60 days, if conditions are favourable.
Sow
Hymenosporum flavum seeds about 2mm deep in a sandy seed sowing mix at about 25°C.

Sow on the surface of a sandy seed sowing medium, cover with a sprinkle of sand. Spray gently with water, keep humid and warm. [Information from BandT World seeds]

**Please note:  These are seeds only and NOT live plants.  Quarantine restrictions and costs prohibit us form selling to WA and Internationally.


We keep our costs to you (and the environment) down through putting all of our growing information on our store and not sending out extra bits to you with your seed. You receive only what you order.  Please do read the "GROW" instructions on the page you order from, or look them up yourself on the internet and help to keep the paper waste down.

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