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EUCALYPTUS erythrocorys - Chaff Reduced

Red Capped Gum
90-95 % pure seed

NZ Prohibited

Stock: Available

SKU Code: N-110

AUD $4.50

Family: Myrtaceae
Sub-family: Myrtoideae
Characteristics: Variable tree to 4-10 m spread 4 m

Seed per packet: Approx. 20
Seed per gram: Approx. 70

One of the more spectacular of the eucalypts when in flower. Variable in habit depending on the conditions, generally growing to 4-6 m in cultivation. 
The large yellow flowers are preceded by large rectangular scarlet buds followed by large helmet-shaped fruit.
Often forms a weeping habit due to the weight of the flowers.

Occurs naturally in the regions of the Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, and Swan Coastal Plain in Western Australia.

Prefers medium to heavy soil in an open sunny position, drought resistant but frost tender. Tolerates coastal conditions.

Chaff reduced seed is approx. 90-95 % pure seed 

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 at a depth of 2-3 mm in a seed-raising mix.
  2. Water with a 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, and 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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