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Eucalyptus pilularis - Blackbutt - 50 Seeds

Eucalyptus pilularis - Blackbutt - 50 Seeds

Myrtaceae species - No shipment to WA or TAS
Eucalyptus pilularis, commonly known as Blackbutt, is a fast growing, lignotuberous forest tree growing to 70m  in height and occurs naturally on fertile SE coastal plains and hills from south of Bega in far south-eastern New South Wales north to Fraser Island in south-eastern Queensland where it inhabits wet sclerophyll or grassy coastal forests on lighter soils of medium fertility.  It takes its common name from the ruff of black bark at the foot of the trunk found after exposure to fire.
It has a long, normally straight boled trunk with rough fibrous bark over part or most of the trunk with juvenile leaves are opposite and sessile for many pairs (until early sapling stage), lanceolate, 5.5 to 13cm in length and 1 to 3.6cm wide.  Adult leaves are alternate, blade lanceolate or falcate, 7.5 to 17cm long, 1.2 to 3.2cm in width in a glossy green, somewhat lighter below.  Flowers are white and are seen in the Spring and Summer.
It is an important commercial hardwood in eastern Australia, it's bird-attracting (insects and seeds), a Koala browse tree and is a useful dry weather honey and pollen resource although care must be taken with this species as a bee tree as rain-affected pollen can be poisonous to bees.  
It makes an excellent tall windbreak.
This species has a climatic range from warm temperate to subtropical, experimentation by the CSIRO as a plantation tree has found that it is site sensitive and thrives in warm humid climatic conditions but has only limited frost tolerance and requires a lighter, well-drained soil. 
This listing is for 50 premium quality seeds shipped on receipt of cleared funds.
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