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Colvillea racemosa - Colville's Glory - 10 seeds

Colvillea racemosa - Colville's Glory - 10 seeds


From Madagascar, this is an erect tree, often with a long trunk and spreading branches, fern like, pinnate leaves to 1m long, with many small, elliptic to oblong leaflets.  


From late Autumn to Winter, this tree turns on a spectacular floral display that rivals other world renowned flowering species like the Illawarra Flame Tree, Jacaranda or Poinciana (to which it is related).  It bears scarlet to orange flowers in racemes to 30cm in length and its grape like clusters of velvety buds can range from chameleon green to blood orange. 


This is a fabulous tree when in bloom and very delicate and lacy looking in leaf and can grow to a height of 8 to 15m in height.  This is originally a tropical tree with the same range and climatic tolerances as Poinciana. 

It is now cultivated in a range of climates from true tropical to warm temperate, although it can require careful siting in the latter climate. 

Where not hardy outdoors, it can be grown as a container plant which can be moved outside for the Summer.  Indoors, grow in soil based potting mix in full light, when in growth, water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly.  Keep only just moist in Winter, pot on or top dress in Spring.

It prefers moderately fertile, moist but well drained soil in full sun and likes to be grown rather dry in the Winter but lots of water in Summer.


This is a stunning feature tree!

10 premium quality seeds shipped on receipt of cleared funds. 

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