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Eucalyptus glaucescens - Tingiringi Gum - 50 Seeds

Eucalyptus glaucescens - Tingiringi Gum - 50 Seeds

SKU: EUCGLAU
$4.00Price

Myrtaceae - no shipment to Western Australia or Tasmania

 

Eucalyptus glaucescens, commonly known as the Tingiringi gum is a lignotuberous tree or Mallee to approximately 50m in height occurring naturally on high, well drained country in south eastern New South Wales and eastern Victoria.  The botanical name comes from the white wax of the branchlets, flower buds and fruit and is distinguished from other related species by its larger, cylindrical, glaucous fruits.
 
The tree form has a stocking of rough, fibrous bark while the multi-trunked Mallees are smooth-stemmed, the bark is rough, fibrous, grey or grey-brown, on lower trunk of trees, shedding in ribbons above; the smooth bark of upper trunks, and of Mallees ranges from white to orange, brown, green, grey, yellow or pink.  Horizontal black scars are often present on trunk and the branchlets are usually glaucous.  Juvenile leaves are opposite and sessile for many pairs, orbicular, often broader than long, becoming alternate, 1.5 to 7cm long and 2 to 8cm wide, blue-grey or glaucous.

 

Adult leaves are blade lanceolate to falcate, 6 to 17 cm long, 1.2 to 3.5 cm wide in a consistent glossy or dull green to blue-green.  Flowers are white and occur in the Autumn to early Winter.
 
It is distinguished from other related species by its larger, cylindrical, glaucous fruits. 
 
This is a moderately fast growing low maintenance species that makes an excellent ornamental giving good shade and with lightly fragrant foliage that is used in the floristry trade.  It requires a position in full sun in acid pH soils, preferably clay loam, loam or sandy loam and is frost resistant, reportedly down to -15°C in the UK and Pacific north west of the US.
 
This listing is for 50 seeds shipped on receipt of cleared funds.  
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