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EUCALYPTUS kruseana

Book-leaf Mallee
Conservation Code Priority Four: Rare, Near Threatened

NZ Prohibited

Stock: Available

SKU Code: E 115


AUD $7.00

Family: Myrtaceae
Sub-family: Myrtoideae
Characteristics: Mallee or small tree 2-3 m

Seed per packet: Approx.15
Seed per gram: Approx. 200-250

A mallee 2-3 m in height with smooth grey to pinkish bark the Bookleaf mallee is also renowned for its attractive foliage and clusters of yellow flowers that are prized in floral arrangements.
The Book-leaf mallee is a popular ornamental in cultivation as an attractive small tree that flowers prolifically in late summer and performs especially well in dry climates.

Endemic to only three hilly areas around Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.

Prefers light to medium well-drained soil in a protected sunny position, drought and frost-resistant.

Conservation Code: Priority Four. Rare, Near Threatened and other species in need of monitoring.

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 on the surface of a porous seed raising mix. The seed will lodge in 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 the seed deeply.
  3. Water with a 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, and 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.

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