Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: Requires moist stratification at 4 degrees Centigrade for a full four weeks to obtain optimum germination.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep , tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed, keep moist
Looking for a unique and hardy tree for your garden? Look no further than Eucalyptus perriniana, also known as Spinning Gum. This native Australian tree is a sub-alpine species that grows in areas normally snow-covered for several months in winter. However, with domestic cultivars, it can grow in almost any temperate climate. The tree or mallee can grow up to 20 meters tall and has smooth, copper-colored bark that often turns white, grey, or greenish. The leaves yield up to 1% essential oil, and biotransformation of (+)-catechin by these trees' cultured cells produces Catechin-7-O-glucoside and catechin-5-O-glucoside. Don't wait any longer to add this rare and unique tree species, listed as "rare" under the Tasmanian Government Threatened Species Protection Act 1995, to your garden.