Coprosma nitida – Mountain Currant seed x20

$3.00

Bush Tucker Shrub Edible Berries Cold Tolerant

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Mountain Currant

Coprosma nitida

(This plant is NOT on the Australian Noxious Weed List)

A native of Tasmania and Victoria where it prefers sandy or loamy well-drained acid to neutral soils in a sunny position or dappled shade. Its habitat is normally above 750 metres and is sub-alpine.

A dioecious (separate male and female plants), evergreen shrub growing to 2 metres with a spread of 2 metres. The stem is upright carrying many stiff branches with pointed ends; the leaves are lanceolate and 1.2cm long, the flowers are insignificant, white and either male or female; the fruit are red berries 6mm in diameter.  

There are several other uses for parts of this shrub. The roasted seeds make a good substitute for coffee, the berries are edible and a yellow dye (which doesn’t require a mordant) is obtained from the wood.

Propagation by seed needs patience as seed can germinate a full year after sowing.

Offered is a packet of 20 seeds and Grownotes to assist you in propagation.

All my seed travels safely with bubble wrap protection.

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Item specifics

Plant Habit: Shrub Common Name: Mountain Currant
Climate: Cold, Sub-tropical, Temperate Season of Interest: Spring
Sunlight: Full Sun Watering: Medium
Genus: Coprosma Type: Bush Tucker
Foliage: Evergreen Soil pH: Neutral
Species: nitida Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Peat, Silt
Plant Hardiness Zone (°C): 3 (-5 to 0 °C)
*ALL PICTURES SHOWN ARE FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY

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