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Yellow Callistemon

10 August 2017 20:25:42

On June 16tth I posted a photo of a yellow Callistemon in my neighbourhood. I'd love to grow this one, so today while passing by the same garden, I managed to gather a few seeds. Not sure whether to sow now?  Or wait until Spring? Also, should they be sown in ericaceous compost or multipurpose? All advice welcome please?

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JoanG JoanG 10 August 2017 21:58:19

Sorry Jacinta, no idea but I'm sure someone here will be able to advise.  Good luck with them! 

Jackie Jackie 11 August 2017 07:24:49

I've read that the seeds should be sown in Spring. Also you need to take cuttings as the seeds won't give you the same plant, if that makes sense. It can also be plandy in any soil. I have mine in ordinary soil here and it's doing very well in amongst all my other plants. Good luck with these. 

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 12 August 2017 14:00:15

Jacinta, Paddy sowed the seed in multi-purpose compost and it would have been early Spring when he got them. However, they do say it is better to sow most seeds fresh. The plant we have has seeded and we have a plant growing, now about a foot and a half. The yellow calistemon is a species so should come through from seed. Best of luch with them, looking forward to seeing the result.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 12 August 2017 19:52:07

Thanks, Mary. I'll sow tomorrow so. :)   I do hope at least SOME of them germinate as I was completely smitten by the one in the neighbourhood.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 12 August 2017 19:59:57

Quick change of heart. It's done now, strike while the iron is hot. :)

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 12 August 2017 21:06:06

I can give you some seed if they don't germinate.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 12 August 2017 21:19:40

Thanks a million. :)


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