Information for Eucalyptus leucoxylon ssp. megalocarpa

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 1685
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:9
Type of plant - fuel
Flower: CREAM or RED, to 3cm. dia
Fruit: barrel shaped, to 18x16mm.
Foliage: to 20x3.5cm.
Height in meters: 9x10

Synonyms (alternative names) for Eucalyptus leucoxylon ssp. megalocarpa: Eucalyptus leucoxylon v macroc, 

Common names for Eucalyptus leucoxylon ssp. megalocarpa: Large Fruited Blue Gum,  Large Fruited Yellow Gum, 

Eucalyptus leucoxylon ssp. megalocarpa is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
16:   Eucalypts Relatively Hardy in UK
44:   Cut flowers Commercial and other Recommended Varieties
45:   Bee and Butterfly Attracting also Honey and Pollen Plant Seeds
57:   Arid and Dry Condition Plant Seed List
60:   Economic Timber Trees
65:   World Coastal Tree and Plant Seed List
98:   Erosion Control Plant Seed List
132:   Windy Condition Plant Shrub and Tree Seed List
168:   Shade and Shelter Tree and Shrub Seed List
179:   Street Tree Seeds
185:   Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke
190:   Trees and Shrubs For Mediterranean Climates
191:   Tropical Shrubs and Trees
515:  Myrtaceae

Germination guide
Eucalyptus leucoxylon ssp. megalocarpa seeds will usually germinate in 14-90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Sow Eucalyptus leucoxylon ssp. megalocarpa 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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