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Billardiera cymosa

Sweet Apple-berry

Species Description

This link will give you an image of the species as a mature plant, as well as flower, fruit and seed description.

Species description

Cultivation and Uses

This link will give you information about climate parameters, tolerance of climate extremes and adverse soils, biological traits under cultivation, soil factors, uses and potentially undesirable attributes.

Cultivation and uses

Plant Growing Stages

Germination

2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed

Seed Description


Seed Pre-Treatment

Sowing

Smoke treatment may improve results.

Watering
 

Germination
 

Propagation from seed difficult, although easier than other Billardiera species. Low germination rate, germination can take anywhere from 4 weeks to 12+ months.
Germination success may be increased by smoke treatment or stratification . Collected seed should be extracted from pod and washed with diluted detergent several times.

Pests and Disease
 
When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Early Spring-Summer

Seed Collection Timeframe
 

February - March

Storage and Ripening
 

Seed may retain viability for 1-2 years stored at room temperature.

Grows from Cuttings
 

Yes