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Propagation methods for selected native plants

Acacia

Seed †

Aug-Sept

Allocasuarina

Seed *

Summer and
Mar-May

Angophora

Seed

Sept-Nov

Anigozanthos

Division (virus tested stock)

Sept-Nov

 

Seed-fresh

Sept-Nov

Araucaria

Cuttings * seed

Dec-Feb

Asplenium

Spores-2-3 weeks after ripening
Division

Mar - May

Backhousia

Seed

Sept-Nov

Baeckia

Soft tip cuttings

Dec-April

Banksia

Seed
Soft tip cuttings •

Sept-Nov

Bauera

Soft tip cuttings*
Seeds 8 weeks to germinate
Layering

Sept-Oct

Billardiera

Seed-difficult
Division
Soft tip cuttings

Mar-May

Blandfordia

Seed

Sept-Nov

Boronia

Soft tip cuttings

Sept-Nov

Brachychiton

Seeds (wear gloves & mask-
often hairs surrounding seeds)
Graft onto seedling understock

Sept-Nov

Sept-Nov

Brachyscome

Seed *
Soft tip cuttings*
Division *

Sept-Nov
any time
Mar-May

Brachysema

Seed
Soft tip cuttings *

Sept-Nov
Mar-Apr

Bracteantha

Seed
Soft tip cuttings *

all year

Callistemon

Seed from one-year-old woody fruits
Soft tip cuttings

Sept-Nov
Dec-Jun

Callitris

Seed-viable for several years

Mar-May

Calothamnus

Seed-place one-year-old or older
woody fruits
Soft tip cuttings

Sept-Nov

Cassia

Seed †*
Soft tip cuttings

Sept-Nov
Dec-Mar

Clematis

Seed-fresh

Sept

Correa

Soft tip cuttings *

Jan-Mar

Crowea

Soft tip cuttings

Jan-Mar

Cyathea

Spores-2-3 weeks after ripening

Mar-May

Dampiera

Soft tip cuttings*

Sept-Nov

Darwinia

Seeds cuttings

Sept-Nov

Dendrobium

Division

Mar-May

Dianella

Division

Mar-May

Dicksonia

Spores-2-3 weeks after ripening

Mar-May

Dillwynia

Seed †
Soft tip cuttings


Dec-Mar

Dodonaea

Soft tip cuttings

Sept-Nov
Dec-Mar

Doryanthes

Seed-soak for several hours *

Sept-Nov

Drosera

Division
Leaf cuttings

Mar-May
Sept-Nov

Dryandra

Seeds

Sept-Nov

Epacris

Seeds
Soft tip cuttings

Sept-Nov
Dec-Mar

Eremophila

Soft tip cuttings *

Sept-Nov

Eriostemon

Soft tip cuttings *

Mar-May

Eucalyptus

Seed

Sept-Mar

Ficus

Seed-fresh cuttings

varies

Gahnia

Seed
Division


Mar-May

Goodenia

Seed
Stem cuttings, stolons

Dec-Feb

Grevillea

Soft tip cuttings

Dec-Mar

Hakea

Seed (sun dry woody fruit)
Soft tip cuttings

Sept-Nov
Dec-Apr

Hardenbergia

Seeds †*
Soft tip cuttings

Sept-Nov
Mar-Apr

Hibbertia

cuttings

Summer

Hovea

Seed †

Summer

Indigofera

Seed †*

Sept-Oct

Isopogon

Seed
Soft tip cuttings

Sept-Nov
Feb-Mar

Jasminum

Seed-pre-treatment

.

Kennedia

Seed †*
Soft tip cuttings

Sept-Nov
Dec-Feb

Kunzea

Soft tip cuttings *

Feb-Apr

Lambertia

Seed
Soft tip cuttings

Sept-Nov
Feb-Apr

Lechenaultia

Soft tip cuttings

Sept-Nov

Leptospermum

Seeds *
Soft tip cuttings *

Sept-Nov
May-Jun

Livistonia

Seed

.

Lomandra

Seed
Division

Mar-May

Macadamia

Seed-as soon as ripe
(6 months to germinate)
Graft

.

Macrozamia

Seed

.

Melaleuca

Seed*
Soft tip cuttings *
Soft wood cuttings

Sept-Nov
Sept-Nov
Dec-Mar

Melia

Seed (poisonous)
Soft tip cuttings

Sept-Nov

Myoporum

Soft tip cuttings *

Sept-Mar

Nothofagus

Seed

.

Olearia

Soft tip cuttings

.

Pandorea

Soft tip cuttings
Seed

Sept-Mar

Pepperomia

Leaf cuttings*

all year

Persoonia

Seed (difficult)
Soft tip cuttings

Sept-Mar

Phebalium

Soft tip cuttings

.

Pimelea

Soft tip cuttings*

Nov-Dec

Pittosporum

Seed

.

Pomaderris

Seed

.

Prostanthera

Soft tip cuttings

Nov-Dec

Pultaneae

Seed cuttings

Sept-Nov

Quandong

Seed (moist, dark, stratification)

.

Scaevola

Soft tip cuttings

.

Sollya

Seed †
Soft tip cuttings

Sept-Nov

Syzygium

Soft tip cuttings

Dec-Mar

Telopea

Seed
Soft tip cuttings

Jun-Jul
Sept

Thryptomene

Soft tip cuttings

Sept-May

Verticordia

Soft tip cuttings

Sept-Nov

Viola

Division*

all year

Westringia

Soft tip cuttings*

Mar-May

Xanthorrhoea

Seeds

Sept-Nov

Zieria

Soft tip cuttings

Dec-Mar

Ease of propagation

* easy
# difficult

Seed pre-treatment required

† Heat treat seeds by soaking in near boiling waterand allowing to cool (e.g. Acacia species) or sun drying woody fruits (e.g. Banksia species)

or

Scarification - i.e. abrading of seed coat with sandpaper or a file.


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