Large-Fruited Blue Gum
Eucalyptus leucoxylon ssp megalocarpa
(This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List.)
The Large-Fruited Blue Gum is native to Victoria and South Australia where it is adaptable to most soils (but not black, cracking clays). It is an attractive small tree with smooth whitish bark growing between 4 and 10 metres tall. It prefers an open area but otherwise may be planted on slopes, hills, plains and even second-line seaside areas. It is tolerant of drought, lime, moderate frost and salt-laden winds.
Flowering in Spring and Autumn, the flowers may be pale to rich pinky-red and the resultant gumnut (seed capsule) is quite large in comparison to other Eucalypts. It also produces very nice honey.
Offered is a packet of 200 seeds (includes chaff) with propagation notes. Buyers should read the 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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