Information for Eucalyptus gillii

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 17165
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:9
Type of plant - fuel
Flower: pale YELLOW, to 2cm. dia, profuse
Fruit: ovoid, to 8x8mm.
Foliage: to 5x2.5cm., cordate, ~SILVERY
Height in meters: 7x8

Common names for Eucalyptus gillii: Arkaroola Mallee,  Broken Hill Mallee,  Curly Mallee,  Silver Mallee, 

Eucalyptus gillii is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
17:   Eucalypts Relatively Tender in UK (most Species)
44:   Cut flowers Commercial and other Recommended Varieties
60:   Economic Timber Trees
98:   Erosion Control Plant Seed List
132:   Windy Condition Plant Shrub and Tree Seed List
169:   Sandy Soil Plant Seed List
172:   Tree Species For Coppicing
185:   Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke
191:   Tropical Shrubs and Trees
515:  Myrtaceae

Germination guide
Eucalyptus gillii seeds will usually germinate in 14-90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Sow Eucalyptus gillii seeds on the surface of a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 22C.

Stratification (cold treatment or vernalization) Some seeds need to be overwintered before they will germinate. Some seeds need just a couple of weeks, others 3 months. Seeds can be stratified in dampened peat or sand, in a plastic box or bag at 4C or 5C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium. Very small seeds can be sown on the surface of their growing medium, in pots sealed in plastic bags, and kept in the 'fridge. Many vernalized seeds need light to germinate when they are sown in the "Spring".

Sow seed and chaff together. (Pre-chill for 4 weeks).

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