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ACROTRICHE cordata

Stock: 300 Available

Coast Ground-berry

Family: Pracridaceae.

Characteristics: Shrub 1 m

Seeds per packets: 10

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A low growing or erect shrub to 1m high with heart shaped leaves and white flowers that are followed by tiny green berry-like fruits.

A hardy coastal plant for sandy soils.

Requires a well-drained position without excess moisture. Useful for erosion control especially on calcareous soils. Suitable for exposed windy sites.

Although seed can be sown most of the year in Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C

  1. Sow seed on surface of a porous seed raising mix. The seed will lodge in the the pores of the mix once watered.
  2. Sprinkle a very light covering of the seed raising mix over the seed. Do not bury seed deeply.
  3. Water with fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
  4. Place in a warm shaded or semi shaded position to avoid dying out.
  5. Keep warm & moist, avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
  6. Germination generally occurs in around 14-42 days in the right condition.

General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.


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