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Australian Wildflower Illyarrie Redcap Gum - seed

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Spectacular in flower, this red-bud yellow-blossom native gum tree is a compact size for domestic gardens and gives interest all year round.

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Australian Wildflower Illyarrie Redcap Gum
Eucalyptus erythrocorys

DESCRIPTION: Striking native gum of versatile height for small gardens, with long slender dark leaves, red flowerbuds, and large vibrant tufty yellow flowers in autumn followed by large gumnuts
PLANTING: Sow seeds year-round in most locations avoiding extreme heat and cold. Natives can require a little more care than the average flowering perennial, but are well worth the effort. Swo on the surface of sandy soil, cover lightly, water and keep moist. A sprinkle of Mr Fothergill's seed starter granules will help move things along. Cover trays with a layer of clear plastic to help retain moisture, remove plastic once seedlings begin to emerge and place in a warm shady spot. Transfer seedlings at approximately 5cm high. Prefers free draining-sandy soil and full sun. 
CARE: Water seedlings regularly until established and as the plants mature. Tolerates drought once established. Mulch plants to retain moisture in the soil and fertilise annually in spring using a native slow release fertiliser.

 

 

HEIGHT

 

PLANT SPACING

 

 SOW DEPTH

 

GERMINATION

 

FLOWERING

3-5m 
1cm
1-2mm 2-5 weeks  NA

 

Contains 10 seeds.

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