Eucalyptus lansdowneana ssp albopurpurea

Now correctly known as

E. albopurpurea

Purple-flowered mallee, Coffin Bay Mallee

SUBGENUS
    SYMPHYOMYRTUS
       
Section Adnataria

Description: Eucalyptus albopurpurea (from Latin albus, white and purpureus, purple, referring to the variation seen in the flower color.  A small sized mallee to 15' from the southern tip of the Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Island coastal sands. The flowers on this species are reported as purple to reddish-purple - an unusual color for Eucalyptus, but white and pinks are known also.  An excellent ornamental for the flowers and does well for hedges or windbreaks.  Suitable for coastal areas and wind resistant plantings.

Culture: Sandy loam type soil, pH 5.5 to 6.4, annual rainfall minimum of 12 inches per year.

Uses: Ornamental, hedges or windbreaks, coastal plantings, wind-resistant plants.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Small mallee to 15', lignotuber
Flower Color White, pink, purple or mauve
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Soil Type Sandy loam
Soil Moisture (minimum) 12" per year
Native South Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletAttractive purple flowers
bulletOrnamental
bulletHedges/windbreaks
bulletLow moisture needs
 

Problem Solving Features

bulletHedges or windbreaks
bulletLow maintenance
bulletWind-resistant plants
bulletLow moisture needs

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  89 seeds per gram.  67% germination rate.
 
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