I was thinking about growing camphora, rubida and nova-anglica. Can i germinate them without stratification ? I kinda fell in love with rubida after seeing pictures.
And how hardy are they ? especially compared with other eucs ? my zone is 7B/8A however winters are very mild last 5 years reaching only -4 C or -5 C. Winters here a very windy and usually very wet.
leftover specimens i usually plant outside in nature or along pastures.
About more than 2 years ago i had one euc ( aggregata i think ) in a 20 gallon pot for 2 years just as a experiment to see if it's hardy. it has survived everything in a exposed location. in about 2 years time it reached almost 7 foot, so in last year in august i planted it in a semi-remote location where they just had build wall along with some regular lane trees and hedges.
it took me blood sweat and tears to take it to that location and planted it deeper so it can't be removed easily by landscape maintenance people ( the Netherlands has the highest population density in the world and everything is managed and mowed here - even in woodlands, they will remove anything that isn't native).
Eventually they probably recognized its a eucalypt because of the smell and exotic looks and left it there. i visited that location 2 days ago and saw some bad leafburn but i think it survived - i also saw mature leafs. i will post a picture next spring.
i can't help it, eucalyptus trees are such happy and addicting trees to grow and plant. palms are fun but kinda suck because they are extremely slow growing, everytime i plant a euc it grows about 8 foot in 2 years. Alot of hardy species seem so happy here.