Description: A small mallee type species with silvery gray leaves and contrasting reddish stems. The buds and fruits are large and glaucous, the flowers are pink and nearly everblooming. This species needs good drainage and is drought resistant. It is reported to bloom at 5 years age, mature plants become brittle and cutting back may be necessary. The reddish stems, pink flowers and large gumnuts make this an attractive specimen. Eucalyptus caesia ssp magna, the common name of 'Silver Princess' Eucalyptus, is very similar with pendulous white frosted branches. Both species are from West Australia. Grows best with hot temperatures and low humidity.
Culture: 15" annual rainfall, acid soil, loam, well drained clay.
Uses: Ornamental plantings, cut flowers, foliage and fruit, frost tolerant, drought tolerant, attractive bark.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 9|
|Type||Small mallee to 20' (6 m), lignotuber|
|Flower Color||Pink filaments, yellow anthers|
|Growth Rate||Slow to moderate|
|Soil type||Loam, clay|
|Soil moisture (minimum)||380 mm (15") per year|
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