Koala Food Collection
Five Species of Eucalypt
(This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List.)
Koalas have a diet of specific Eucalypt leaves and may utilise other trees for safety (sleeping) but will ignore them as a food source. To further complicate their requirements, they will ignore trees in one area that are used in another as a food source.
This collection of tree seeds is of five trees known to be on their diet. They are easy to cultivate and generally have a range equal to that of koala habitat. Some of the trees included in this koala food collection are –
Eucalyptus tereticornis – Forest Red Gum (major food source)
Eucalyptus pilularis – Blackbutt
Eucalyptus camaldulensis – River Red Gum
Eucalyptus nicholii – Small Leaved Peppermint
Eucalyptus populnea – Poplar Box
Eucalyptus resinifera – Scribbly Gum
Eucalyptus obliqua – Messmate
Eucalyptus ovata – Swamp Gum
Eucalyptus pauciflora – Snow Gum
Eucalyptus moluccana – Gum Topped Box
Eucalyptus crebra – Narrow Leaved Ironbark
Eucalyptus microcorys – Tallowwood
Eucalyptus propinqua – Small-Fruit Grey Gum
Eucalyptus robusta – Swamp Mahogany
Eucalyptus racemosa – Scribbly Gum
Eucalyptus maculata – Spotted Gum
(Depending on the buyer’s location, it will be necessary to make substitutions. i.e. Victorian and South Australian buyers will get Eucalyptus obliqua in lieu of Eucalyptus moluccana because generally that tree will not grow in Victoria/SA.)
Offered are 5 packets of 200 seeds (includes chaff) of five of the above trees (1000 + seeds) selected as suitable for your area with Grownotes. Buyers should read disclaimer below.
All Eucalyptus/Corymbia seed is harvested from the wild under licence and is sold as a combination of fertilised/unfertilised (chaff) seed. In many cases it is not possible to tell the difference. The ratio of fertilised seed varies greatly and depends wholly on weather conditions prior to seed set. Standard industry practice is to offer 200 seeds per packet which translates to something like 10 to 30 viable seeds (which have not been counted). If the above is not acceptable to you, please do not purchase any of the above seeds.
All seed is posted in bubble wrap protection.
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