Eucalyptus caesia


Section Bisectae
            Series Caesiae

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
Placement Sun
Soil type Loam, clay
Soil moisture (minimum) 380 mm (15") per year
Native West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletA very attractive species
bulletBeautiful flowers
bulletContrasting flowers and leaves

Problem Solving Features

bulletAttractive accent plant or tree
bulletLow moisture needs, drought resistant
bulletSuitable for containers

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.
E. caesia ssp caesia, 83 viable seeds per gram, 88% germination.  Dryandra WA.
E. caesia ssp magna, 116 viable seeds per gram, 97% germination.  Narrogin WA.
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