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Daviesia ulicifolia

Gorse Bitter-pea

Species Description

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Species description

Cultivation and Uses

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Cultivation and uses

Plant Growing Stages

Germination

2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed

Seed Description

Seedpod triangular, flat c.10mm long. Pods turn brown and become brittle when ripe, rattle when shaken. Each pod usually contains one seed which turn from green to black on maturity


Seed Pre-Treatment

Hot Water Treatment

Sowing

Seed Pre-Treatment: Soak in near-boiling water for about 30 seconds, before cooling rapidly under flowing cold water.
Cover with potting mix 1 or 2 times the depth of seed.

Watering
 

Seed prone to rotting - do not overwater.

Germination
 

Germination usually occurs within 3-6 weeks.

Pests and Disease
 

Seedlings prone to damping off.
Susceptible to Phytophthora cinnamomi.

When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Late Spring-Summer

Seed Collection Timeframe
 

Early November - Late January

Storage and Ripening
 

Seed remains viable for long period stored at room temperature.

Grows from Cuttings
 

Yes