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Heart Leaved Silver Gum
SKU Code: N 316
Characteristics: Shrub or small tree to 5 metres
Seed per packet: Approx. 30
Seed per gram: Approx. 125
The Heart Leaved Gum is an attractive small to medium tree typically growing 3 to 15 metres in height with a dense crown of attractive silver-blue heart-shaped foliage.
The foliage is very popular in floral arrangements.
Conical flower buds open to cream to yellow flowers in August and September.
A lignotuber forming species that is ideal for coppicing for the cut foliage industry.
Adaptable to a range of soils. Tolerates wet and dry soils as well as boggy clay soils in an open sunny position. Frost tolerant.
Occurs naturally in a restricted distribution range in the southeast of Tasmania.
Eucalypt's germinate readily from seed and are generally considered one of the easiest natives to grow from seed.
Depending on the species Eucalyptus seed comes in various sizes from very fine to several millimetres long. As a rule of thumb seed that is fine should be sown on the surface of a porous mix and not buried. Seed 1 to 2 mm in diameter can be covered very lightly and seed from 2 mm up can be sown to a depth of the seed width.
Although seed can be sown most of the year in many parts of Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C
General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels, and more.
We can only ship these items to Australian locations, international customers please request a shipping quotation prior to purchasing.