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Persoonia arborea - F.Muell.

Common Name
Family Proteaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Moist shady woods to the alpine and sub-alpine zones[154].
Range Australia - Victoria.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Persoonia arborea


Persoonia arborea

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Persoonia arborea is an evergreen Shrub growing to 6 m (19ft 8in) at a slow rate.It is in leaf all year. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or cooked]. The fruit has a sweet fibrous pulp that is fixed to one large seed, it tastes somewhat like sweet cotton wool and is relished by the Australian Aborigines[144, 154, 193].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Wood

Wood - tough and hard[154].

Special Uses

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know how hardy it will be in Britain. It is a slow growing species[154]. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Requires a warm position in full sun in a freely draining preferably sandy slightly acid soil, preferring a pH around 6.3 to 6.5[200]. Soils should be low in nutrients, especially nitrates and phosphates[200].

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Propagation

Seed - scarify the seed and sow it in a greenhouse as soon as it is ripe in the autumn. Keep the seed tray in a sunny position during the following summer and the seed should germinate in the autumn. About 46% germination can be expected. Carefully prick the young seedlings out into individual pots within 1 - 2 days of emerging, the root is very brittle and plants are easily killed[200]. Grow the plants on in the greenhouse for at least their first 2 winters and plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer. Give some protection from winter cold for at least their first winter outdoors.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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