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EUCALYPTUS coronata 100g

Crowned Mallee
Conservation code: Threatened

NZ Prohibited

Stock: Available

SKU Code: E 197-100g


Family: Myrtaceae
Sub-family: Myrtoideae
Characteristics: Mallee to 3 metres

Seed per packet: Approx. 25
Seed per gram: Approx. 40

Commonly known as the Crowned Mallee is a lignotuber forming multi-stem mallee to 3 metres that displays white-cream flowers from April to May or July to November. 
The flower buds are arranged in groups of three in leaf axils with the mature buds more or less diamond-shaped. 

The fruit is a woody, broadly conical capsule 17–25 long and 32–53 mm wide with prominent ridges and protruding valves that make them look like crowns.
"Coronata" is from the Latin coronatus meaning "crowned hense the common name.

An excellent small shrub for gardens and general landscaping.

Conservation code: Threatened: Critically endangered, endangered or vulnerable threatened species.

Endemic to the IBRA Region of the Esperance Plains in the south of Western Australia.

Adaptable to most well-drained soils in a sunny position. Well suited to coastal soils. Drought, frost, and salt tolerant.

Grow notes:

Eucalypts 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. Seeds 1 to 2 mm in diameter can be covered very lightly and seeds 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

  1. Sow seed on the surface of a porous seed-raising mix. The seed will lodge in the pores of the mix once watered.
  2. Sprinkle a light covering of the seed-raising mix over the seed if required to hold the seed in place. Do not bury the seed deeply.
  3. Water with a fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
  4. Place in a warm shaded or semi-shaded position to avoid dying out.
  5. Keep warm & moist, and avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
  6. Germination generally occurs in around 10-28 days in the right condition.

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 are discarded.

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