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Pigeon House Ash

NZ Prohibited

Stock: Available

SKU Code: E 113


Other common names: Three-flowered Ash

Family: Myrtaceae

Subfamily: Myrtoideae

Characteristics: Tree to 15 m

Seeds per packet: 15

Pigeon House Ash may grow to a height of 15 metres with an attractive smooth bark throughout or persistent on lower trunk shedding in ribbons. Leaves lanceolate 7–13 cm long.

Flowers buds cylindrical and opening to white or cream coloured flowers that occur in clusters of three, hence the species name “triflora”

Eucalyptus triflora is a rare eucalyptus that grows at high altitude in south eastern New South Wales in a few locations around Morton National Park, Budawang National Park and at Hanging Mountain in Deua National Park

Prefers a light to medium well-drained soil in a protected 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 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 surface of a porous seed raising mix. The seed will lodge in the the pores of the mix once watered.
  2. Sprinkle a very light covering of the seed raising mix over the seed if required to hold the seed in place. 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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