Eucalyptus botryoides has rough bark on its trunk and branches. It is found on sandstone- or shale-based soils in open woodland, or on more sandy soils behind sand dunes. The white flowers appear in summer and autumn. It reproduces by resprouting from its woody lignotuber or epicormic buds after bushfire. The hard durable wood has been used for panelling and flooring.
Eucalyptus botryoides has white flowers in summer and is bird attracting. (info source: wikipedia.org)
Genus - Eucalyptus
Species - Botroydes
Common name - Mahogany Gum
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 9 - 11
Height - Up to 40 m
Spread - 15 m
Plant type - Large tree
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full sun
Growth rate - Fast
Water requirements - Average, drought tolerant
Germination rate - 78%
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White
|Germination||1. Place a single paper towel on a flat surface and spread the eucalyptus seeds onto the towel in an even layer. Place another paper towel on top of the seeds and then place the towel and seeds onto a plastic sandwich bag. Pour 2 tablespoons of water into the bag and seal it up. |
2. Place the bag into a refrigerator that holds a temperature between 35F (+2C) and 40F (+4C) degrees. Keep the seeds in the refrigerator between one and two months.
3. Fill a seed tray with a potting soil until the compartments are 3/4 full. Place one to two eucalyptus seeds into each compartment and then sprinkle the tops of the seeds with soil until the dirt reaches the top of the seed tray.
4. Water the soil thoroughly with plain tap water.
5. Place the seed tray in a location that receives direct sunlight, and that has a temperature of between 60 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep the seeds moist and they should germinate in about one to two weeks.