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Xylotheca kraussiana (100 seeds)


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Xylotheca kraussiana. It is a spineless, multi-stemmed shrub or small tree, usually between one and seven metres tall, but occasionally up to ten metres.The bark is light grey and smooth. The leaves are alternate, dark green on the upper surface, paler beneath, with or without hairs on both surfaces, elliptic in shape and with leaf stalks up to 10mm long. The flowers are large, up to 70 mm in diameter, sweetly scented, with brilliant white petals and a mass of bright yellow anthers in the centre. Sowing : The aril should be removed from the seed, the seed then sterilized and planted in a seedling compost mix — a mixture of river sand and compost. Germination is usually good. Locality: Ex Hort. Harvest: October 2023