Eucalyptus Saligna 'Sydney Blue Gum' Seeds

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Eucalyptus 'Sydney Blue Gum' (Saligna)- 50x Seeds

Incredibly fast growing tree with attractive, blue-green foliage in sweeping branches thats are ideal for cut foliage in flower arrangements.

Exhibits a tall usually straight trunk that can grow 30 to 65 m tall. The trunk sheds its bark as it matures to expose a smooth blue-grey and white bark although the rough bark usually remains at the base of the trunk.

Young leaves are blue-green in colour and up to 10 cm long. The large adult leaves are green and up to 17 cm long. The leaves have a spectacular fragrance.

White/cream flowers form in clusters and occur from December to March. This variety flowers well and is 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 Southern Australia.

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 to 30-60m 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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