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Sophora prostrata

Common name kōwhai
Family fabaceae
Life cycle shrub
Flowers yellow
Size 6'
Light sun-part shade
From seed scarify, germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Evergreen shrub native to the South Island of New Zealand. A miniature form ('Little Baby') seems to be the main one grown in cultivation, but I believe our seed-grown plants will be the regular species, which can grow upright to 6 ft tall or more prostrate. Time will tell.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: left fence border, right-fence nursery area

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '17/'18 exchange. Scarified using sandpaper, baggy 70F (100%G, 6-9d)

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