You will Receive 100+ Rainbow Eucalyptus tree seeds Hand packed in a recloseable bag and labeled w/ instructions. These are 99% Quality eucalyptus Deglupta rainbow gum tree seeds with no fillers from a trusted seller. These seeds are very tiny and have a high germination rating 85%!
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Best way to get more to germinate fast is to scatter the seeds into a paper towel, wet towel carefully with water and peroxide solution (3 parts water to 1 part hydrogen peroxide). Fold the towel into three ways and place into a ziplock bags drain the extra water from the bottom of the bag or it will become moldy. Place in a warm area for 1 1/2 to 2 weeks seeds should be germinated by now, the sprouts should be scattered on the moist soil surface and DO NOT COVER with soil. Do not let soil dry out keep moist at all times
Common Name: mindanao gum
Germination Rating 85%
Native Range: Philippines to Papuasia
Zone: 10 to 11
Height: 100.00 to 250.00 feet
Spread: 60.00 to 125.00 feet
Bloom Time: Seasonal bloomer
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium to wet
Suggested Use: Shade Tree, Street Tree
Leaf: Fragrant, Evergreen
Other: Winter Interest
Winter hardy to USDA Zones 10-11 where this tree will grow well in rich, medium to wet soils in full sun. Intolerant of frost.
Eucalyptus deglupta, commonly called Mindanao gum or rainbow eucalyptus, is a very large, fast-growing, broadleaved evergreen tree that is native to moist humid tropical forested areas with high rainfall in New Guinea, Indonesia and the Philippine Islands (Island of Mindanao). It is the only eucalyptus tree that is indigenous to the northern hemisphere. In its native habitat, it will mature to as much as 250' tall with a trunk diameter of 6'. Outside its native habitat, it will typically grow much shorter (to 100-125' tall). It is perhaps best noted for its smooth orange-tinted trunk bark which peels in summer to reveal a unique and sometimes stunning multi-colored bark (as described by the common name of rainbow eucalyptus) consisting of streaks of pale green, red, orange, gray and purple-brown. Outside tropical settings, the bark is typically much less colorful. Acuminate, lance-shaped leaves (to 6" long) are aromatic when crushed. Tiny white flowers in axillary or terminal compound inflorescences (panicles of 7-flowered umbels) bloom at various times during the year depending upon location. Trees are a source of hardwood timber.
Genus name from Greek, eu means well and calyptos means covered in reference to fact that each flower bud is covered by a cap (operculum) which falls off as the flower begins to bloom.
No serious insect or disease problems.
Huge landscape tree where winter hardy. In Hawaii, it is planted as a street tree and shade tree.
Treatment: Soak in water, Let stand in water for 24 hours, Cold stratify for 2 weeks, sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist.