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EUCALYPTUS globulus 10g

Tasmanian Blue Gum

SKU: E 13-10g
Stock: In Stock
Restrictions: NZ Prohibited

Family: Myrtaceae
Sub-family: Myrtoideae
Characteristics: Tree to 60 m spread 6 m

Seeds per packet: Approx. 25
Seed per gram: Approx. 70

Size:
$19.50 AUD Excl. GST

Incredibly fast growing tree with handsome, blue-green foliage in elegantly sweeping branches.
White flowers appear from winter to summer. The most common hardwood plantation eucalypts in Australia.

Native to Tasmania, the Bass Strait Islands and southern Victoria.
Prefers a medium to heavy moist 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.

Cold stratification of 21-28 days is not critical for germination will generally increase germintion rates for this Eucalypt. 

This is cool mountain species of Eucalypt that in its native range has a cold winter prior to germinating in spring. This can be replicated by cold stratification in the refrigerator for 21-28 days. Alternatively over wintering in the garden in cold climates will also assist in increasing germination rates.

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 16-22°C

  1. Sow seed 2-3mm deep.
  2. Sprinkle a very light covering of the seed raising mix over the seed if required to hold the seed in place. Do not bury seed to deeply.
  3. Water with fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
  4. Ensure the mix is moist but not water logged.
  5. Place the container in plastic bag.
  6. Place the bagged container in the refrigerator for 21-28 days (optional).
  7. Place in a warm shaded or semi shaded position to avoid dying out.
  8. Keep warm & moist, avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
  9. Germination generally occurs in 10-28 days when moved to warmer temperatures after the period of cold treatment.

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.

Best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum temperature for germination is around 18-22°C
Sow seed in a seed-raising mix just below the surface.
Water with a fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
Germination generally occurs in around 10-28 days.

Please note:
These growth notes are provided as guidance only and do not guarantee successful germination.

If you are uncertain about the requirements for importing seeds into your country, do not hesitate to contact our Export Manager at Australian Seed.

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