Eucalyptus Camaldulensis "River Red Gum" -TREES-50 Seeds (and husk)
“Red River Gum”
Ideal sowing temp: 18-22C (Avoid the coldest and hottest temps).
Position: Open & sunny once matured.
Preparation: Soak in boiling water 10-15 hours before sowing or scarify.
Sowing: 1mm deep. Cover very lightly with soil. Warm, shaded or semi-shaded position while sprouting.
Care: Water with fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
Sprouting: 10-28 days.
Drought and salt tolerant but frost tender, Eucalyptus camaldulensis is common along the Murray-Darling river system and watercourses in throughout semi-arid parts of Australia, it is one of the best known of all eucalypts.
A medium sized tree to 40m. Usually branching not far above the ground, spreading to around 7m, the bark is smooth and white or grey in colour and rough near the trunk. Leaves are blue grey, up to 250 mm long and it’s white flowers appear mainly in late spring and summer. It adapts to a broad range of soils but would rather a light to heavy soil in an open sunny position with an adequate water supply.
Because the timber is termite-resistant and very durable, it has been used for making bowls, railway sleepers, furniture, fence posts, and in the construction of wharves and bridges. The resin can be mixed with water to make an antiseptic solution and seeds are edible.
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