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Jelutong trees in Victoria?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:05 pm
by Nobartwood
Living on a rural property I would like to grow jelutong (rubberwood) trees in part for their looks and for their timber which is notoriously easy to work. I'm aware they are a fast growing species reaching some 20m in height and 60 cm diameter in as little as 7 years. But I can't find the trees to buy anywhere. Would be more than happy to grow from seed. Does anyone know anything about this tree? Im near Warrnambool Victoria

Re: Jelutong trees in Victoria?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:51 pm
by bubba louie
Google gets a bit confusing looking for Jelutong, and comes up with a few different trees. Do you now the scientific name of the species you want?

Re: Jelutong trees in Victoria?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:31 am
by Pam
Google consistently came up with Dyera costulata for me, and it appears to be the plant you're looking for Nobartwood? Like you though, I came up a blank with anywhere that sells seeds or tubestock of it.

Re: Jelutong trees in Victoria?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:21 am
by bubba louie
Pam wrote:Google consistently came up with Dyera costulata for me, and it appears to be the plant you're looking for Nobartwood? Like you though, I came up a blank with anywhere that sells seeds or tubestock of it.



Goodness knows what I was doing. It was late. LOL

Re: Jelutong trees in Victoria?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:58 pm
by Woko
It seems this is a tropical species & therefore may not survive around Warrnambool. Fortunately, this would mean it would be unlikely to invade natural bushland & other areas of native vegetation.