nice pics of an impressive plant that hopefully astounds the neighbors and makes you happy; especially in light of all the effort you have to make to keep your baby alive and well and protected from winter cold and snow. the flowers will become cup-like capsules and generally take about a year to mature---assuming they survive sometime next year (?) the green capsules will turn brown to greyish in color indicating that they are fully ripe. at that time you can take the capsules off the tree and put them in a paper bag in a warm place to make the capsules open and release the dust like seed. i recommend that you sow the seeds indoors in warm moist (but not wet) medium (do not cover the seed). if you wish to try to sow outdoors wait until late spring early summer when day and night temps are warm and see what happens. you MIGHT have better success in your germination where you are because your conditions at that time are more likely to be warm and moist naturally while our situation on the southern oregon coast in what appears to be a much milder (zone 9a) climate is cool and dry at that time (which is probably why while many euc species grow well here few if any ever successfully reseed). good luck.
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