Eucalyptus ovata – Swamp Gum seed x200

$3.00

Drought/Frost Hardy Koala Food

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Swamp Gum

 Eucalyptus ovata

(This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List.)

A native of southern New South Wales, north-east Victoria, north-east Tasmania and South Australia, this evergreen tree likes light to medium moist soils in a sunny position. It is both frost and drought hardy.

A handsome tree to 22 metres (72ft) with a spread of 5 metres (16.5ft), dark brown or grey scaly bark at the base and pinkish bark above, glossy, dark green leaves to 12cm (5in) with the foliage held in a dense crown. The flower buds are elliptical with an orange operculum (cap) while the flowers are white appearing winter to summer. It is a known koala food. 

Propagation is considered easy.

Offered is a packet of 200 seeds (includes chaff) with propagation notes. Buyers should read the disclaimer below.

DISCLAIMER.

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.

AUSTRALIAN BUYERS. Payment by Paypal is preferred but Direct Deposit is welcome. Buyers with orders over $40 should consider purchasing tracking.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS. Payment via PayPal please. Buyers with orders over $40 should consider purchasing tracking.

Item specifics

Plant Habit: Flowering Common Name: Swamp Gum
Climate: Sub-tropical, Temperate Season of Interest: Spring
Sunlight: Full Sun Watering: Medium
Genus: Eucalyptus Type: Tree
Foliage: Evergreen Soil pH: Neutral
Species: ovata Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Sand
Plant Hardiness Zone (°C): 3 (-5 to 0 °C) Conservation Status: Not Threatened
*ALL PICTURES SHOWN ARE FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY

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