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Seed Suppliers for Eucalyptus

PostPosted: August 19th, 2018, 10:15 am
by Lenseboy
Hi all,

Could anyone recommend any good suppliers of seed? Specifically I am after white gum but many of the sites I've checked are out of stock.

I am based in Sydney but happy to order online as well.

Thanks !
Gareth

Re: Seed Suppliers for Eucalyptus

PostPosted: August 19th, 2018, 10:23 am
by Paul W
You must be a young bloke,as it will be years before you have a reasonable Bonsai,but why not I suppose,but no good for me, I am in my twilight years :lol:

Re: Seed Suppliers for Eucalyptus

PostPosted: August 19th, 2018, 10:29 am
by Lenseboy
Paul W wrote:You must be a young bloke,as it will be years before you have a reasonable Bonsai,but why not I suppose,but no good for me, I am in my twilight years :lol:



LOL Youth is all in the mind !

Re: Seed Suppliers for Eucalyptus

PostPosted: August 19th, 2018, 10:31 am
by TimS
I haven't seen them in stock for ages, i usually use Australian Seed but they don't seem to restock ever. I've kept an eye out on there for certain species for a year or so and they never come back into stock.

I grew some Regnans, Subcrenulata and Pauciflora for an assignment from seed from Australian Seed, the germination rate was good on some, average on others.

I'm 30 so i'm happy to grow some from seed but yeah, i'ts a long term process. When it comes to Eucs though there's not a lot of option unless you can find the species in a nursery. If you can't find seed you will need to look at native specific nurseries like Kuranga here in Melbourne but I've not seen Alba for sale before in nurseries.

Re: Seed Suppliers for Eucalyptus

PostPosted: August 19th, 2018, 10:43 am
by Lenseboy
TimS wrote:I haven't seen them in stock for ages, i usually use Australian Seed but they don't seem to restock ever. I've kept an eye out on there for certain species for a year or so and they never come back into stock.

I grew some Regnans, Subcrenulata and Pauciflora for an assignment from seed from Australian Seed, the germination rate was good on some, average on others.

I'm 30 so i'm happy to grow some from seed but yeah, i'ts a long term process. When it comes to Eucs though there's not a lot of option unless you can find the species in a nursery. If you can't find seed you will need to look at native specific nurseries like Kuranga here in Melbourne but I've not seen Alba for sale before in nurseries.



Thanks Tim - yes they are difficult to find. Been searching for ages. Cheers !

Re: Seed Suppliers for Eucalyptus

PostPosted: August 19th, 2018, 12:25 pm
by shibui
Try Nindethana seed. Based in WA but carries a huge range of native seed.
You'll need to know the real name though. There are many Euc species with white bark and most of them are known locally as 'white gum'

Re: Seed Suppliers for Eucalyptus

PostPosted: August 19th, 2018, 2:35 pm
by KIRKY
Also if you know the exact species you can order them from a Native Nursery in tube stock still easy to shape etc...
Cheers
Kirky

Re: Seed Suppliers for Eucalyptus

PostPosted: August 19th, 2018, 5:22 pm
by Starfox
Royston Petrie seeds normally has plenty of Eucs, they normally send enough to plant out a whole forest too.

Re: Seed Suppliers for Eucalyptus

PostPosted: August 19th, 2018, 7:03 pm
by Rory
What Neil said is quite on point. White gum could mean anything.
If you mean a gum that has a white trunk, there are heaps out there.
And for the comments on being too old, that is ludicrous.
Eucalytpus are one of the fastest growing natives I grow.
If you give them plenty of room to grow, you’ll have bases with a few inches in just a few years.
Depending on the eucs of course, but they grow fast!
I recommend don’t trunk chop them at nights below 10.

Actually, sorry. If you grow from seed you won’t get a few inches in a few years, maybe 3 or 4.
But if you grow from a seedling without a trunk chop, easily 2 years.

I highly recommend just trying seedlings. Try Plants Plus at Castle Hill.
They have the best range of native seedlings and advanced stock I’ve ever seen.
Also, do not be fooled into getting the thicker based seedling stock.
Get the ones that are thin, so you won’t have root-bound problems.