Eucalyptus calycogona subsp calycogona

Gooseberry Mallee, Square-Fruited Mallee

SUBGENUS
    SYMPHYOMYRTUS
       
Section Bisectae
            Series Heterostemones

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
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture Low to moderate moisture
Native WA, SA, Vic
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall species for home gardens
bulletLow moisture requirements
bulletExcellent for screens/windbreaks

Problem Solving Features

bulletDoes well in poor soils
bulletLow nutrient needs
bulletLow maintenance
bulletLow moisture needs
bulletExcellent for salt affected areas

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  60-388 seeds per gram.
 
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