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EUCALYPTUS dolichorhyncha 25g

Fuchsia Gum

TAS / NZ Prohibited

Stock: Available

SKU Code: E 147-25g


$24.00

Family: Myrtaceae
Sub-family: Myrtoideae
Characteristics: Mallee shrub 1-5 m spread 3 m

Seed per packet: Approx. 12
Seed per gram: Approx. 40

A spectacular West Australian Eucalypt with exceptional ornamental value that are easily distinguished by their large four sided winged buds bright red in colour. The horn capped pendulous buds are grouped together over a long period before opening to mass of yellow flower.
A small mallee or bushy tree often only growing 1-3m but can reach 5m. 

Formally a subspecies of Eucalyptus forrestiana, E. dolichorhyncha can be distinguished by it's beaked operculum, shorter pedicels, and smaller buds and fruits.
Endemic to a small range around Esperance in Western Australia.

Prefers a light gravelly well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought and frost resistant.

Grow notes:

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

  1. Sow seed on surface of a porous seed raising mix and cover to a depth of 1-2 mm. Do not bury seed deeply.
  2. Water with fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
  3. Place in a warm shaded or semi shaded position to avoid dying out.
  4. Keep warm & moist, avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
  5. 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 were discarded.

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