B and T World Seeds' reference number:
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:9
Type of plant - shrub to tree
Flower: CREAM, to 2.5x2.8cm., conspic.
Fruit: to 25x28mm., hemisph.
Foliage: to 14x3cm., stalked
Height in meters: 30x20
Common names for Eucalyptus megacarpa:
is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
17: Eucalypts Relatively Tender in UK (most Species)
19: Everlasting and Dried Flower Seeds Australian and Other
65: World Coastal Tree and Plant Seed List
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
Eucalyptus megacarpa seeds will usually germinate in 14-90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Sow Eucalyptus megacarpa seeds on the surface of a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 22°C.
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 4°C or 5°C 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).