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EUCALYPTUS preissiana 250g

Bell-fruited Mallee

TAS Prohibited

Stock: Available

SKU Code: E-62-250g


$180.00

Family: Myrtaceae
Characteristics: Large shrub or small tree 5 m spread 2 m

Seed per packet: Approx. 15
Seed per gram: Approx. 260

An attractive small Mallee with large reddish coloured flower buds occurs in groups of 3 that open to reveal large yellow flowers in spring, followed by woody bell-shaped seed capsules. A bird attractant Mallee that is ideally suited to small gardens.

Typically forms an erect slender stem with smooth mottled greyish bark, straggling branches, and thick large ovate leaves with blunt rounded tips.

A native to an area of Western Australia between Albany and Esperance.
Prefers a poor well-drained soil in an open sunny position. Resistant to drought and frost.

Grow notes:

Eucalypt's readily germinate from seed and are generally 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, avoid 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. The seed will lodge in the pores of the mix once watered.
  2. Sprinkle a very light covering of the seed raising mix over the seed. Do not bury seed deeply.
  3. Water with 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, 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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