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Podalyria calyptrata (100 seeds)


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Podalyria calyptrata (Fabaceae) It is a sturdy, fast-growing, well-branched shrub of 2-3 m or a small tree of 4-5 m. The leaves are simple, alternate and oval or egg-shaped, 10-45 mm long and up to 25 mm wide, green-grey in color and sparsely covered with silky white hairs on the upper and lower surfaces that give the leaves a silvery sheen. Young growth is velvety. The flowers are large, 25 mm or more across, very showy, mauve-pink to pink. Sowing: Pre-soak the seed for 24 hours in warm water and then sow in spring or autumn. Locality: Botrivier. Harvest: April 2023