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Dogwood Tree

dogwoodThe Jacksonia Scoparia (Dogwood Tree) was a mystery to us until it recently started flowering. It’s actually quite stunning and a favourite spot for the elusive Kookaburra in the early mornings.

They are a native small tree or large shrub growing 3-4 metres occurring naturally and found in most states of Australia except South Australia.

The yellow ‘pea’-type flowers occur in late spring and summer and form flower clusters from the upper branches. They are so pretty!

Seeding is prolific, with each pod holding one tiny seed. Propagation is relatively easy from seed following pre-treatment with boiling water. Cuttings also strike reasonably readily and growth is helped by a twice-yearly dressing of blood and bone or a general fertiliser.

 

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