Current order processing time approx 5-6 business days.
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Some countries now require a Phytosanitary certificate. Contact us for further information if you are unsure.
Red Flowered Mallee
Characteristics: Small tree or mallee 2-8 m spread 4 m
Seeds per packet: appr 20
A highly ornamental small bushy tree with a smooth grey white bark, the narrow leaves have a strong menthol fragrant.
Flower buds are peaked and pendant occurring in groups of 3 to 7 followed by showy dark red clusters of flowers produces in spring and summer.
Native to Western Australia.
Prefers a light to heavy soil in an open sunny position, frost and drought tolerant.
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 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 shipping quotation prior to purchasing.