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Eucalytpus marginata - Jarrah - 50 seeds

Eucalytpus marginata - Jarrah - 50 seeds

SKU: EUCMARG
$3.30Price

Myrtaceae - no shipment to Western Australia or Tasmania

 

Eucalyptus marginata, commonly known as Jarrah, is a lignotuberous evergreen tree that can reach 50m in height (although 35m is more common in the wild) and with a trunk diameter of up to 3m.  
It is naturally found extensively in south-west Western Australia where it is one of the dominant Eucalyptus species in its range.
Jarrah occurs on a wide variety of sites and reaches its greatest stature on the red loams of the wetter south-west.  
On the nutritionally poorer laterite soils in the area east of Busselton north to New Norcia it is abundant but forms forests of lower stature, at times as a multi-trunked Mallee.  It is a long-living species with individual trees being recorded as living for 500 years.
 
Jarrah most typically grows as a straight trunked tree with minimal branching for perhaps half its height, bark of both tree and Mallee forms is rough to 5 to10cm diameter branches, grey to brown, stringy and peeling and shedding in broad flattish strips.  Juvenile foliage is shorter and broader than mature foliage, which is from 6 to 12cm in length and 1.5 to 3cm wide is bluish-green, changing to deep green in its adult form.  Both adult and juvenile foliage is discolorous (lighter below than above).  
Flowers are an attractive, sweetly scented, creamy white and occur in the Spring and Summer with heavier flowering each second year.  The prominent bud caps are long, beaked and quite individualistic.
 
Jarrah is a popular tree with bees when in flower and is the source of the world famous Jarrah honey. 
It is a good timber tree with the long, straight relatively branch free trunk yielding useful durable, high quality and attractive timber that is widely used for furniture and heavy construction, as well for fine musical instruments.  Before the development of modern road surfaces such as bitumen Jarrah was widely used for street surfacing in European cities.
 
Jarrah is drought hardy and has some frost tolerance. In its natural siting in Australia it experiences light frost to perhaps 4°C.   As a lignotunerous species it can regenerate from the fleshy "tuberous" base after the tree is damaged by natural events such as fire or frost.  
It occurs naturally in a range of dry gravelly, sandy and loamy soils with its greatest stature being achieved on wetter loamy soils.
 
It is propagated from seed which germinates readily without pre-treatment.
 
50 premium quality seeds shipped on receipt of cleared funds.