Hymenosporum flavum - Frangipani
Hymenosporum flavum or frangipani, is a rainforest tree which is native to Australia and New Guinea. It is the sole species within the genus Hymenosporum, and is closely related to the widespread genus Pittosporum.It produces clusters of fragrant flowers in spring which are about 5 cm in diameter. They are cream in colour, ageing to yellow and are followed by long pear-shaped seed capsules. The flowers attract bees, honey-eating birds and butterflies. It has dark green, glossy leaves around 10 cm long and 4 cm wide. The branches are heavily foliaged and form widely spaced tiers which makes the tree extremely attractive.Widely cultivated and grows to around 8 metres in height. It can be grown in shaded positions, but flowers best in full sun. In Australia, the tree is commonly planted in suburban streets, shopping boulevards and walkways between tall buildings. It prefers a well-drained soil with a high organic content, but is highly adaptable. Despite its common name, it is not closely related to the frangipani.
Recommended pre germination seed treatment: Seed germinates without pre treatment. Sow seed direct from packet & keep moist until germination is complete.
Viable seed per gram:Approximately 120
Packets of 100 seeds $12
10 grams $36.00