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Candlebark Gum (Eucalyptus rubida)
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Bark lasts long on the coloured trunk, causing the strain after a while to start looking like a candle. Originally grew in the southeast of Tasmania.

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€ 3,50
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Common name:
Candlebark Gum

Origin:
Southeastern Australia

Description:
This Eucalyptus species is called the Candlebark Gum, because the bark does not come directly from the tree when it dies off, so that the trunk gets a battered appearance. This is similar to a burning candle. The yellow-white and grey trunk has orange-red stripes during the summer, making it quite graceful. 

It is a species with origins in Southeast Tasmania, and can nowadays be found in many places in southeastern Australia. The species is hardy.

Germination instructions:
Sow the seeds on the surface of sowing mix and let them germinate at 20 degC on a bright spot. Thereby keep the soil constantly moist. 

Sowing time: 
All year round

Photo 2: Nathanael Coyne via Flickr

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