Eucalyptus parvifolia Boxwood seeds
How fantastic, you can now grow your own eucalyptus tree from seed! Eucalyptus is very popular in flower arrangements but can also be used in dried flower bouquets. The leaves smell like the typical eucalyptus oil when you cut them.
Planting information to grow eucalyptus from seed:
Plant type: hard perennial or tree
Height: tall tree when not cut
Position: full sun
Start: 8-10 weeks before the last frost date
Number of seeds per pack: 30
How to grow eucalyptus from seed
Growing eucalyptus from seed is not as difficult as thought. Keep in mind you store the seed in the fridge as soon as they arrive. Sow them in seed trays in a warm and light spot. for example on a heat mat in the greenhouse or in a windowsill with plenty of light. Do not cover the seeds because they need light to germinate. Germination can be slow, don’t give up too soon. You can start seeds from late winter until the beginning of summer. We have had the most success when started the seed in 40 cell trays and transplanted it to the 15 cell tray as soon as the seedlings are around 3 to 5 cm tall. Young plants are first kept in big pots and planted out the next spring, but if you can plant them in a sunny sheltered spot you can plant them out in the garden. minor frost will not damage the plants but you might have to protect the plants in the first year if the winter is very cold.
Read more about how to grow eucalyptus from seed in our blog
Hard perennial or tree
Tall tree when not cut