Quinine Berry Bush Petalostigma pubescens Australian Native | X 20 Seeds
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Common Name: Quinine Berry
Scientific Name: Petalostigma pubescens
Life Cycle: Evergreen
Remarks: Also known as Quinine Tree, Bitter Bark, Native Quince and Strychnine Tree. A small shrub that can grow up to 3-6m high. Endemic to coastal areas of Northern Australia.
Traditional medical uses by Indigenous Australians include, bark to treat sore eyes, and fruit for treating malaria and fevers and used for birth control.
Fruit is bitter tasting.
Plant Height: 10m
When: Spring + Autumn is best, but can sow all year round.
Sowing Depth + Method: Soak overnight. Sow 4mm deep, raise seedlings. Keep moist.
Position: Full Sun
Days until germination: 20-40 days @ 24-28°C
Number of Seeds: 20
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