Australian Gardener- Beautanicals


Bixa - Annatto -Seeds

Bixa - Annatto -Seeds Image

This small tree, sometimes called the Lipstick Tree, (up to 8 m) is the perfect size for a suburban or city garden.

It has a pleasant shape that does not require major work.
Beautiful bunches of wild rose type flowers, interesting seed capsules, and seeds that you can eat with food or use as a food colouring.

The ripe seed has the ability to deepen skin tone when consumed and is the main ingredient in commercial tanning capsules.

Seed is now available only from our new, secure shop at

Degree of difficulty in germination.....5/10
(1 is easy - 10 very difficult) Seasonal