Eucalyptus petiolaris 'Pink Flowered Blue Gum' Seeds

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Eucalyptus petiolaris 'Pink Flowered Blue Gum' (leucoxylon rosea)- 50x Seeds

A hardy tree which is highly ornamental. An upright sprawling tree with smooth bark which is retained on the lower trunk. Long grey/cream branches that makes an ideal shade or specimen tree in your garden.

Young leaves are blue-green in colour and up to 10 cm long. The large adult leaves are green and up to 19 cm long. The leaves have a spectacular fragrance.

Pink flowers (rare in this species) form in clusters of three and occur from late winter to early summer. This variety flowers profusely and are highly attractive to nectar-eating birds and insects, especially attractive to bees.

Adaptable to a wide range of soils and climatic conditions. Drought tolerant and resistant to moderate frost. Native to northern Victoria.

Eucalypt's germinate readily from seed and are generally considered one of the easiest natives to grow from seed.

Seed Starting Method

Eucalyptus seed can come in a range of sizes from very find to several millimeters long. As a general rule. fine seed should be sown on the surface of a porous seed starting mix and not buried. Eucalyptus seed upto 1-3mm should be covered very lightly and seed larger than 3mm can be sown to a depth of the seed width.

Although most Australian native/ endemic seed can be sown throughout the seasons across Australia it is advisable to sow in Spring or Summer in colder regions. The optimum temperate to ensure the best possible germination rate for sowing many Australian native/ endemic species is around 18-22°C.  

Sowing Depth

See above.
The seed will lodge in the pores of your seed starting mix once misted with water.

Growing Season

Spring & Autumn
Place in a warm sunny position and keep moist to avoid drying out.

Germination Time 10-28 days at around 18-22°C.
Hardiness Hardy 
Plant Spacing  N/A
Plant Height 8-15m spread - 8-15m high
Planting Position Partial or full sun
Days Until Maturity  N/A
Growing tips

Seeds of many native/endemic species require specific conditions that mimic their natural habitat or specially formulated seed treatments, to break dormancy. 

Do not be to quick to discard pots that haven't yet shown signs of seed germination. Seeds will often lay dormant until conditions are optimal and will produce amazing results, long after they have been forgotten.

Click this link to view our seed starting treatments specially designed for Australian Natives

No pre-treatment of seed required for species.

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