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Glossy Leaved Mallee
Other common names: Giant Mallee / Red mallee
Characteristics: Mallee to 6m occasionally tree to 12m
Seeds per packet: 30
A multi-stemmed Mallee usually to 6 m but occasionally a medium size tree to 12m. Smooth grey deciduous flaky bark that is shed in ribbons, deep green lance shaped leaves.
Creamy white to pale yellow flowers occur in clusters on attractive yellow pods between April and November.
Native to the southern dry regions of Western Australia extending across the Nullarbor Plain into South Australia.
Prefers a well-drained soil, either sandy or loamy and is tolerant of salt effected soils. Prefers an open sunny position, drought and frost resistant.
Flourish's in arid climates with low annual rainfalls.
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.
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