Myrsine Rapanea guianensis 20 Seeds
Myrsine Rapanea guianensis 20 Seeds
Myrsine Rapanea guianensis 20 Seeds
Myrsine Rapanea guianensis 20 Seeds
Myrsine Rapanea guianensis 20 Seeds
Myrsine Rapanea guianensis 20 Seeds
Myrsine Rapanea guianensis 20 Seeds

Myrsine Rapanea guianensis 20 Seeds

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Myrsine is a native shrub or small tree characterized by usually curled, shiny leaves and by having the flowers---or the black pea-sized fruits, or the bare pedicels---scattered along the stem. The flowers are small and creamy white with the spreading of the petals opening the attached anthers in male specimens. It is native to Florida and tropical America. It grows in hammocks, woodlands, swamps and dry ridges. Myrsine is a popular native landscaping shrub or small tree. The form is often narrow and columnar. May be used for foundation plantings, hedges, screens, masses, clumps, and specimens. Valued for its tolerance of broad conditions. The fruits on female individuals attract birds. The plants are dioecious or partly so.

Growing Instructions

  1. Scarify the seeds by nicking or sanding the seed coat.
  2. Soak the seed in water for 24 hours.
  3. The seeds like moist, well-drained soil. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Put the soil in a pot. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet.
  4. Put the seeds on the soil.
  5. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil.
  6. Water the seeds.
  7. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade.
  8. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.