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Blue Salt Mallee or Salt Lake Mallee
SKU Code: N 612
Characteristics: Spreading Mallee to 4 metres
Seeds per packet: Approx 20
A sprawling, spreading, bushy mallee with a smooth peeling bark and lance-shaped mature foliage. Flower buds occur in groups of three from the leaf axils opening to display cream-white, yellow-white flowers from July to September in its native range.
Prefers a sandy soil although it is fairly adaptable to a range of soils from sand to clay. Drought resistant and salt tolerant making it useful in re-velation of salty soils.
Occurs naturally in the Esperance Plains region of the South-West Province of 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 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 16-22°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.
Image for display purposes, similar species to E.rigens
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