River Redgum, Murray Red Gum Eucalyptus camaldulensis

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Botanical Name:

Eucalyptus camaldulensis







Common Name:

River Redgum, Murray Red Gum

Seeds Per Pound:
10.23 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
80-100 feet
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In Stock: 10.23 lb
  • Eucalyptus camaldulensis

Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet (~ 54 seeds)
2 gram (~ 6463 seeds)
10 gram (~ 32314 seeds)
1 oz (~ 91608 seeds)
1 lb (~ 1465731 seeds)
1 kg (~ 3231384 seeds)
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, lightly mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Eucalyptus camaldulensis is an evergreen Tree growing to 30 m (98ft) by 20 m (65ft) at a fast rate.
* Eucalyptus leaves are a traditional Aboriginal herbal remedy. The essential oil found in the leaves is a powerful antiseptic and is used all over the world for relieving coughs and colds, sore throats and other infections.
* The wood, durable, easy to saw, yet resistant to termites, is widely used in Australia for strong durable construction, interior finish, flooring, etc. more...
* The common name is based on the red bark of younger growth. more...
* E. camaldulensis readily germinates from both fresh seed and seed stored in cool dry conditions.
* It makes an excellent bonsai and will readily regrow both from the base and from epicormic buds.
[ edit ] Description Trunk and bark detail The tree can grow to 45 metres tall; it has smooth bark, ranging in colour from white and grey to red-brown, which is shed in long ribbons. [ 2 ] The tree has a large, dense crown of leaves. The base of the bole can be covered with rough, reddish-brown bark. [ 3 ] The juvenile and adult leaves are stalked, with the adult leaves broad at the base, tapering to the tip. The adult leaf colour is a dull blue-green. The leaf also contains several to many oil-producing glands in the un-veined areas of the leaf. [ 4 ] It is fast growing, and usually grows to 40 to 45 meters in height, depending on its location. [ 5 ] [ 6 ] The tree grows straight under favourable conditions, but can develop twisted branches in drier conditions. [ 3 ] River Reds and many other eucalypts have an ominous nickname, "Widow Maker", as they have a habit of dropping large boughs (often half the diameter of the trunk) without warning. [ 7 ] This form of self-pruning may be a means of saving water or simply a result of their brittle wood. This is also an efficient way of attracting wildlife that live in the holes formed, which gives the red gum a source of natural fertiliser [ citation needed ] .
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Physical Characteristics  Eucalyptus camaldulensis is an evergreen Tree growing to 30 m (98ft) by 20 m (65ft) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone 9. It is in leaf 12-Jan. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, requires well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. and can grow in saline soils. It cannot grow in the shade.It requires dry moist or wet soil and can tolerate drought.
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