The juvenile plant is sparsely foliated with brown needles, changing to green when the young tree reaches about two metres. Left unchecked, this practice leads to severe environmental degradation and can occasionally make people very sick or at least paying a hefty fine when caught. Pick the fruit from the tree or collect from the ground. Seedlings take about two months to germinate. Seed can be collected from low branches during April and May. Sow on a firm bed of seed raising mix and cover lightly with mix and/or fine pumice. It is not necessary to remove the fluff from the seed, just press the seeds into a firm bed of seed raising mix, cover lightly with mix and water well. For 2’s and below, be absolutely sure of the ID and status of the plant, be able to deduce the sustainability of the plant’s population, and only ever apply the “20 RULE” if everything else checks out. These can be collected off the ground in late summer. H��W�r��}�W�� Propagation: Store capsules in a paper bag in a warm dry place until they split open. It is the tallest coprosma species and produces abundant fruit for birds over a prolonged autumn season. Native Seed Collection Guide for Ecosystem Restoration.pdf. Although originally developed for the Waikato region, it has wider application as many of the native trees and shrubs are found throughout New Zealand. Water well and keep in the shade until seedlings start to germinate in about three months. Wherever you source your seeds, ensure the proper permissions and permits are applied: d/passes-permits/forestproducts. There are separate male and female trees with small yellow catkins to be seen in October/November and black fruit in March/April. Putaputaweta is a small tree found in damp boggy places and stream banks but does not cope well with branches under water for prolonged periods. Seeds usually take about two months to germinate depending on the temperature. They can be dried and stored or sown immediately. As the name suggests, this shrub is very much at home in wetlands where it will grow in water up to 300 mm deep. The fruit can be collected from the ground or picked from lower branches. In collecting seed off the ground look for all three forms – capsule, black seed and fleshy coat. The tiny seedlings are vulnerable to root disturbance so handle carefully and place in shade for the first week after pricking out. `�+�q姞�jzwp Fruit ripens in the autumn with two seeds in the middle of each tiny dark blue coloured fruit. Collect the capsules before they open and turn brown. Seeds will generally germinate in late winter or spring. Propagation: Sow on a firm bed of seed raising mix and cover lightly. The best collecting calendar is a flexible one with an eye on the seasonal cycles and visits to a plant in flower/fruit, and then again when the seeds are ready. One of the best things about CNPS is the Society part. Pohutukawa is mostly a coastal species, naturally venturing as far south as the Mahia Peninsula on the east coast and northern Taranaki on the west coast. uuid:8f2a7924-0810-4f92-b0de-8a846ae47bd1 Propagation: Sown on a firm bed of seed raising mix and cover lightly with mix. Propagation: The seed germinates readily with no special treatment. �ocy�'�O��v�u�nʛn�;��,�����D`�im�gI�q�m>ɵ��+{�H ��\y �fQ�tp@/�BN>�Q�KO�Y٦�9I��II�Xü��ϒe�+'�U�ՈnV� ��%����c��0��l'����P3>{!P�#Tۻ����]wid��jq�Y`��E�-��U��BY�a�����/&t:ax�9|�F��1[}:](��wi ��I �Xi�8�y gh�47�������x�@�x;E��%Jn��5��m�>u��ze��k^�'p*� �W�4�\�yq�-=�Z�#�D=�Q��Ҽq��^q7P�)�2�c��>�K��7����x��}�I�2�=>�$�;"B���%*ɦ����CS�+�� Propagation: Soften the fruit, mash and wash and decant off the pulp. Propagation: Fruit can be directly sown on to a firm bed of seed raising mix and covered lightly with mix. Sow seeds by pressing into a firm bed of seed raising mix and lightly cover with mix. When it comes to rare species, know that San Diego Zoo Global and Botanical Gardens have special permits to collect for their propagation programs and seed banks. Collect seed from the ground (you can lay a large sheet under the tree) or pick from lower branches.