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EUCALYPTUS sepulcralis

Weeping Gum 

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$3.50

Family: Myrtaceae

Subfamily: Myrtoideae

Characteristics: Small tree or Mallee to 3-8 m

Seeds per packet: 10

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An attractive slender stemmed weeping Mallee endemic to Western Australia, and has a small natural distribution in near Esperance Western Australia.

Smooth bark varying from pinkish-grey to grey it makes an ideal tree for smaller gardens with its light wispy weeping foliage that provides height without the dense shade.

The slender foliage with a silvery hue and the pale yellow to cream flowers that occur from September to February are a feature of this attractive small tree. 

Prefers a light to medium well-drained soil in a sunny position, drought and frost resistant.

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

  1. Sow seed on surface and cover to a depth of 2 mm.
  2. Water with a 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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