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'WILGA' AUSTRALIAN WILLOW (Geijera parviflora) Seeds

'WILGA' AUSTRALIAN WILLOW (Geijera parviflora) Seeds

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A small tree native to inland Australia, it grows at a slow pace and features appealing drooping foliage and branches emitting a potent scent when crushed.

Highly resilient to drought, it serves as a valuable source of shade in various settings, including farms where it doubles as feed for livestock, as well as in dry urban environments as a street tree.

Its cream-colored flowers bloom from winter to summer, emitting a musky fragrance that may attract blowflies.

It thrives in both sunny and partially shaded conditions.

Flowering Time: Spring, Summer, Winter
Soil Type: Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
pH Level: Neutral, Alkaline
Climate Zone: Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid
Growth Habit: Evergreen, Weeping
Soil Moisture: Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses: Erosion control, Bird nesting plant

Bush Medicine: Australian Aboriginal people used crushed leaves of Geijera parviflora both internally and externally for pain relief. According to traditional knowledge, chewing its leaves may provide relief from toothache.

For ceremonial applications: Indigenous Australians traditionally baked the leaves of the Wilga bush, then ground them to a powder and mixed this with other plant material before smoking to induce a form of intoxication.