Billardiera longiflora seeds – (Tasmanian Purple Apple Berry)

$5.60

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Description

This Australian native is a small twining woody  and wiry stemmed evergreen vine to about max 10m   which grows in the forest under-storey in Tasmania . It has small chartreuse white coloured flowers which are scented, but its main attaction is  the attractive shiny purple-blue  edible berries which are borne on the plant.   The plant likes a cool sheltered position in semi shade and humus rich moist soil .

 

Sowing advice

Sow in Spring or autumn . Ideal temp 18-24 deg C.  Sow on the surface of the soil and cover lightly with mix,  dont cover too deeply. Keep moist.  The germination rate of these seeds is better when a small amount of smoke treated granules  or smoke treated paper is applied. Germination should occur in 21-42 days, but can be erratic so dont discard the seed tray too soon even though there is no growth apparent.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Tasmanian Purple Apple Berry

Family

Pittosporaceae

Maximum Height

approx 5 m

Number of seeds in packet

approx 20