Kowhai is one of New Zealand's most popular, smaller growing, specimen trees for its breathtaking displays of brilliant yellow spring flowers that attract native Tui to their abundant nectar.
Fill a seed tray with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix. Press mix firmly into tray; water and allow to drain. Sow seed and cover lightly with seed raising mix. Place tray in a warm, shady, sheltered place and mist with water, as required, to keep moist (not wet). Germination times of native seeds vary from 2 weeks to several months. Once seedlings are 3-5cm high, transplant into small individual pots. Grow on until a root ball establishes and transplant into the garden or containers. Soak seeds overnight in warm water to soften seed coat and enhance germination. Plant height 4 - 6m