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Characteristics: Tree to 40 metres
Seeds per packet: Approx 20
Commonly known as the Yellow tingle Eucalyptus guilfoylei is a medium to tall tree to 40 metres in height with a fibrous trunk to around 1 metre in diameter with greyish brown bark and lance-shaped leaves.
Flower buds occur in groups of seven on branching peduncles in the leaf axils and on the ends of branchlets. Buds open to reveal white flowers typically during the months of December and January in its native range.
Although closely related to the other forest tingles Eucalyptus brevistylis and Eucalyptus jacksonii the Yellow tingle does not form a similar buttressed, the bark is persistent, the wood is yellow and the leaves are paler on the lower surface. All the tingles can reach an age of 400 years or more.
Prefers a deep heavy soil in an open sunny position, drought and frost tender.
Endemic to the South West province of Western Australia in a restricted sub-coastal distribution in the regions of the Jarrah Forest and Warren.
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.
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