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Characteristics: Tree to 30 m spread 5 m
Seeds per packet: 20
The Yellow Box is a medium sized with an erect trunk with rough bark, sometimes loose and flaky, grey-brown or black-brown in colour. The smaller branches are cream or white, adult leaves are blue green to grey green, juvenile leaves are blueish.
The conical flower buds occur in groups of 3-7 followed by a profusion of white strongly honey scented flowers in summer.
Eucalyptus melliodora is considered to be the best native tree for honey production.
Endemic to the western slopes of New South Wales.
Prefers a light to medium moist soil in an open 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 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.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.
We can only ship these items to Australian locations, international customers please request shipping quotation prior to purchasing.