Syncarpia Glomulifera Seeds "Turpentine Tree"
Ideal sowing temp: 18-25C
Position: Place in a warm, shaded or semi shaded position.
Sowing: Sow seed on surface of a porous seed raising mix. Sprinkle with a very light covering of seed raising mix. Do not bury seed deeply.
Care: Water with fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed. Keep warm & moist, avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
Sprouting: 14-28 days.
A tree to 60m, the cream flowers appear in Spring. Commonly known as the turpentine tree, or yanderra. Native to New South Wales and Queensland. It generally grows on heavier soil. When crushed, the leaves have a taste and smell like turpentine. Believed to live up to 500 years, the Turpentine regenerates after bushfire by resprouting from its lignotuber and epicormic buds. The flowers are pollinated by native bees and European honeybees, and possibly flies and moths. The flowers are pollinated by the grey-headed flying fox and little red flying fox. It’s nectar is sought after by the rainbow lorikeet and noisy miner.
Highly durable, turpentine timber is used in heavy-traffic flooring, for poles and wharves. It resists marine invertebrates and termites, and is one of the most difficult timbers to ignite. A hardy and adaptable tree, turpentine tolerates heavy soils and frosts, and is suitable for large gardens and parks, where it provides good shade with its dense canopy.” Information retrieved from Wikipedia 21 January 2020
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