EUCALYPTUS gomphocephala 100g

Tuart

SKU: E 126-100g
Stock: In Stock
Restrictions: NZ Prohibited

Family: Myrtaceae
Sub-family: Myrtoideae
Characteristics: Tree 10-40 m 

Seed per packet: Approx.10
Seed per gram: Approx 45

Size:
$70.00 AUD Excl. GST

Eucalyptus gomphocephala is a species of tree known by the common name of Tuart.
Native to the southwest of Western Australia the tree can grow to over 40 metres tall with a large girth in the southern extent of its range but may only attain a height of 10 metres at the northern extent of its range.

White flowers occur in mid-summer through to mid-autumn and are an excellent source for honey production.

As a durable hardwood the timber is sought after for structural timber and has been used in the construction of railway carriages and boat building. It is also a popular choice in furniture making due to its gain and colour. Once heavily logged the Tuart is now a protected tree.

It also occurs on the coastal plain on a range of soils. Important tree in the honey production in Western Australia. Moderately salt tolerant and tolerates salt laden winds.

Prefers alight sandy well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought and frost resistant.

Note: The forest giants of South Western Australia are considered to include six main species.

Corymbia calophylla (Marri) formally known as Eucalyptus calophylla

Eucalyptus diversicolor (Karri)

Eucalyptus gomphocephala (Tuart)

Eucaltptus jacksonii (Red Tingle)

Eucalyptus marinata (Jarrah)

Eucalyptus patens (Yarri)

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. The seed will lodge in the the pores of the mix once watered.
  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 deeply.
  3. Water with 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, 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 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.

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