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Pimpin Mallee or Red Dune Mallee
Characteristics: Mallee shrub 0.5 to 2 metres
Seeds per packet: 15
An small multi-stemmed mallee that produces attractive elongated shaped buds with horned caps. Large clusters of spectacular yellow flowers emerge when the caps open.
Flowering occurs typically during winter and spring but have been recorded as early as January depending on local conditions.
An ideal species for hot, dry harsh locations. Drought tolerant and frost resistant.
Prefers sandy every well drained soil in an open sunny position.
Occurs naturally in the Great Victoria Desert of South Australia and Western Australia.
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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