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EUCALYPTUS morrisbyi - Pure Seed

Rare: Threatened Species Tasmanian Protection Act 1995 Act 
Morrisby's Gum

NZ Prohibited

Stock: Out Of Stock

SKU Code: N 631

Family: Myrtaceae
Sub-family: Myrtoideae
Characteristics: Small tree 6-15 metres

Seed per packet: Approx. 20
Seed per gram: Approx. 800

A small to medium-sized tree that is endemic to a restricted area of Tasmania with smooth pale grey bark and lance-shaped to egg-shaped adult leaves.
Flower buds occur in groups of three preceding the white flowers and barrel-shaped or cylindrical fruit.

A threatened, endangered species only known to occur in the wild in two small locations 21 kilometres apart in Southeast Tasmania but has been widely planted as an ornamental and the foliage used in the cut-flower industry.

Conservation code: r Rare. Tasmania Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 Act

Prefer well-drained soil in an open sunny position. Drought and frost resistant.

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, avoiding 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.
  2. Sprinkle a very light covering of the seed-raising mix over the seed. 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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