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Coprosma quadrifida

Prickly Currant-bush

Species Description

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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

Cold/Refrigeration

Sowing

Seed Pre-Treatment: Cold treatment 2-4 wks
Remove flesh from fruit. Sow soon after collection.

Watering
 

Germination
 

Sow seed fresh - seed however won't germinate before winter.

Germination can take 5+ months for untreated seed. Stratification for 2-4 weeks reduces germination time.

Pests and Disease
 
When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Autumn-Winter

Seed Collection Timeframe
 

January-March

Storage and Ripening
 

Best used fresh - should not dry out between removing seed from fruit and sowing.

Grows from Cuttings
 

Yes