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Red-flowered Mallee Box
Stock: Out Of Stock
SKU Code: E 63
Characteristics: Mallee shrub or small tree 6 m spread 5 m
Seed per packet: Approx 20
Seed per gram: Approx 320
A small to medium slender mallee or small tree typically with a single, low branching trunk and smooth grey-brown bark becoming rough at the base. Dense foliage of glossy leaves with clusters of abundant colourful red flowers that occurs profusely during autumn and winter.
Endemic to South Australia.
Prefers a light to medium well-drained soil in a protected sunny position, drought and frost resistant.
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
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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