Shining Gum Eucalyptus nitens

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Botanical Name:

Eucalyptus nitens

Family:

Myrtaceae

Genus:

Eucalyptus

Species:

nitens

Common Name:

Shining Gum

Height:
200-300ft
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
9

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  • Eucalyptus nitens

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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, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Eucalyptus nitens is a tall to very tall forest tree growing to 60 m, in Victoria occasionally to 90 m tall. Bark is persistent on lower trunk, grey to grey-brown, fibrous-flaky, smooth above, white, grey or yellow, shedding in long ribbons.
* In Tasmania Eucalyptus nitens is one of the most important plantation tree species along with Eucalyptus globulus (Tasmanian Blue Gum) and Pinus radiata (Monterey Pine). The timber is mainly used in general construction but is beginning to be used in furniture where the discolourations may be a feature. more...
* A very popular timber species that also works well as an ornamental. It can tolerate damp conditions better than most Eucalypts.
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov