All Eucalyptus or Gum Trees offered here descend from high elevation populations of Tasmania and Australia. They are frost resistant to a minimum of at least -7°C/20°F in the first year of sowing already and derive from especially well selected cold hardy, cultivated strains. All are ideal container plants for any well drained, rocky to sandy soil in an always sunny spot. Pure humus is not suited as it may negatively affect the rooting system. All plants for which a hardiness of some -10°C/15°F is given below (equivalent to USDA Climate Zone 8), may be sufficiently winter hardy in Central Europe in normal winters and may be tried in the open garden in a sheltered and sunny spot from their third year after sowing (around May) at an height of at least some 30cm. In a very cold winter with an extended permanent freezing period some branches and even thicker stems may occasionally die down, however plants usually will resprout from the stem's basis in late spring. In winter an insulating thick dry mulch layer arount them basis is recommended in order to prevent the root system from freezing through.
Sow flat on any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot at a minimum of some 20°C. If seeds do not germinate within 6 weeks, place pots in the refrigerator for some 6 weeks at roughly 5°C, then move pots to a warmer spot again. For several high elevation species this cold treatment enhances germination significantly. Keep seedlings very sunny in their first two winters in a frostfree spot with reduced watering at a minimum of some 5°C. Transplant to the garden in late spring of their third year or cultivate as pot plants throughout the year.
30 seeds per package.