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EUCALYPTUS pimpiniana

Pimpin Mallee or Red Dune Mallee
Conservation code Priority 3: Poorly-known species

NZ Prohibited

Stock: Available

SKU Code: N 527


Family: Myrtaceae
Sub-family: Myrtoideae
Characteristics: Mallee shrub 0.5 to 2 metres

Seed per packet:  Approx. 15
Seed per gram: Approx. 60

A 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 has 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. 

Conservation code Priority 3: Poorly-known species
Species that are known from several locations, and the species does not appear to be under imminent threat, or from few but widespread locations with either large population size or significant remaining areas of apparently suitable habitat, much of it not under imminent threat. Species may be included if they are comparatively well known from several locations but do not meet adequacy of survey requirements and known threatening processes exist that could affect them. Such species are in need of further survey.

Gow notes:

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, 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 and cover to a depth of 1-2 mm. Do not bury seed deeply.
  2. Water with fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
  3. Place in a warm shaded or semi-shaded position to avoid dying out.
  4. Keep warm & moist, avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
  5. 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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