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Eucalyptus tereticornis - Forest Red Gum - 100 seeds

Eucalyptus tereticornis - Forest Red Gum - 100 seeds

SKU: EUCTERE
$3.00Price

Myrtaceae - no shipment to Western Australia or Tasmania

 

Eucalyptus tereticornis ssp tereticornis, commonly known as the Forest Red Gum or Blue Gum, is a fast growing lignotuberous tree to 50m in height and occurs naturally in eastern Australia from Bega on the South Coast of New South Wales to Cape York Peninsula in north Queensland.  It has a horn-shaped operculum and corn-shaped fruit that lends to its name.  
There is a subspecies (ssp mediana that grows in a more limited range in eastern Victoria. 
 
Bark is smooth throughout, mottled white, cream, yellow, pink and grey; sometimes with persistent dark grey flakes of rough bark on base of large trunks.  Juvenile leaves are always petiolate, opposite for 5 to 8 nodes then alternate, ovate, 6 to13cm long, 3 to 8cm wide in a dull, blue green or green.  Adult leaves are alternate, blade lanceolate to falcate and 8 to 22cm in length, 1 to 3.5cm wide, in a consistent dull or glossy, green. 

 

Flowers are white and flowering can occur at most times of the year with a peak in Spring and Summer.
 
Eucalyptus tereticornis has been used for gums, timber, honey, ornamental and medicinal purposes.  It is a major Koala food source within its range, it is a bird attracting tree for seeds, nectar and insects.
 
It is best in deep, well drained, light textured, neutral to slightly acid soils. It is frost resistant to -7°C in continental locations in China and Pakistan.  Continental cold is always more demanding of trees than similar temperatures in maritime climates but only capable of withstanding short, limited drought conditions.  It tolerates short periods of seasonal flooding but cannot take waterlogged soils. 
 
100 premium quality seeds shipped on receipt of cleared funds.  
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