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Bursaria spinosa

Sweet Bursaria, Blackthorn

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


2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed Description

Seed Pre-Treatment



Seed Pre-Treatment: Cold treatment 4wks


Seedlings are very prone to damping off- water carefully and place in full sun asap.


Germination usually occurs within 4-8 weeks.
Seedlings are slow-growing. Optimum germination temperature is 10°C at day/5°C at night. May grow at other times if placed in a very shady and cool spot. Stratification improves germination rate.

Pests and Disease
When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow


Seed Collection Timeframe

Late February - Early April

Storage and Ripening

Use fresh seed.

Grows from Cuttings