Information for Eucalyptus staigeriana

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 400258
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:9
Type of plant - tree
Flower: WHITE, to 1.4cm. dia., profuse
Fruit: to 6x4mm., pear-ovoid
Foliage: to 13x2.8cm., aromatic
Height in meters: 20x10

Common names for Eucalyptus staigeriana: Lemon Scented Ironbark, 

Eucalyptus staigeriana is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
17:   Eucalypts Relatively Tender in UK (most Species)
36:   Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
55:   Fragrant or Aromatic Flower or Foliage Plant Seeds
57:   Arid and Dry Condition Plant Seed List
60:   Economic Timber Trees
169:   Sandy Soil Plant Seed List
185:   Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke
191:   Tropical Shrubs and Trees
515:  Myrtaceae

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