Apollonias is an evergreen tree with large, shiny, ovoid leaves. Native of open spots in the laurel forest of Canary Islands, Madeira and Azores. Has become quite rare due to its fine, strong wood, called Canary Ebony Wood. Older specimens form dense racemes of small fragrant white flowers followed by one-seeded, olive-like brownish-green fruits, ripening to bluish-black. A most ornamental evergreen container plant for any humus rich soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot in a slightly heated greenhouse or cold wintergarden. A fast growing foliage plant.
Sow seeds in any humus rich, slightly moist soil. Keep at constantly 12° to 20°C in partial shade (summer) to full sun (winter). Higher temperatures will slow down or inhibit germination. Never let fall soil dry out completely. Try to provide a constantly high air-humidity in the first weeks after germination. Excellent and very resistant container plant. Can be cut back easily to limit its size as a container plant. Older plants roughly need 5°C in winter.
All are USDA Climate Zone 10.
3 large seeds per package.