Eucalyptus Obliqua – Messmate Stringybark seeds

Reforest Australia

Cape Schanck, Victoria, Australia

$6.00

Eucalyptus obliqua
Common name(s): Messmate Stringybark
Indigenous name(s): Wangnarra (Woi wurrung)
Warngar (Djab wurrung)
Height, Width: To 13-70m high
Plant Type: Canopy Tree
Flowering Period: December to March

A tall tree with a dense canopy, between 13-70m in height. Leaves can be glossy green to 10-13cm x 3-4cm. Flowers appear in clusters of 7-15 and are either white or cream in colour. The fruit is barrel shaped and around 0.6-1.2cm long by 0.5-1.1cm wide.
Derivation of Name:
Eucalyptus; from the Greek roots eu and calyptos, meaning ‘well’ and ‘covered’, in reference to the flower bud. Obliqua; derived from the Latin obliquus meaning ‘oblique’ and describing a leaf base where the two sides of the leaf blade are of unequal length.

Uses:
The outer bark was powdered and used as tinder for fire making while inner bark was used to make coarse string for bags and fishing nets.
Propagation and maintenance notes:
The plant is best grown in damp, well-drained, loamy soil and positioned in full sun to partial shade. It is salt intolerant.

SEEDS: Enough for you to successfully grow between 50-100 plants. Your seeds are of the same stock we use to grow our native plants in the nursery. The success of germination varies with open-pollinated, wild-collected seeds and after 3 years of consistently growing these species in the local area, I have selected the amount of seed you need to successfully grow between 50-100 plants yourself. These seeds are collected seasonally and with sincere cultural and ecological respect. Ordering a quantity according to this scale rather than ordering individual seeds is a better representation of sustainable seed harvesting and success for the grower.

Packet of 100-200 seeds.

Larger quantities are available.

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