Eucalyptus calycogona subsp calycogona
Gooseberry Mallee, Square-Fruited Mallee
Description: This species is usually a mallee to 24', occasionally it can become a wide branching tree to 27'. Bark is smooth, pale gray in color shedding in ribbons. Leaves are narrow, lanceolate and glossy green. Flowers are generally white or cream, although sometimes pink. The distinctive feature of this tree is the square, four-sided fruits on short stalks. Suitable for slightly saline sites (ECe 200-400 mS/m.
Culture: Loam, pH 5.5 to 6.4, annual rainfall minimum of 10 inches per year.
Uses: Ornamental, hedges/windbreaks, honey production, salt affected areas, wind resistant plants.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 9|
|Type||Small mallee 5-24 x 9-21', lignotuber|
|Flower Color||White, some pinks exist|
|Culture||Low to moderate moisture|
|Native||WA, SA, Vic|
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