Eucalyptus campaspe

Silver-topped Gimlet

Section Bisectae
Series Contortae

Description: The bark is smooth, light coppery brown to dark red brown. Juvenile leaves are broadly shaped like a lance, gray-green in color. Adult leaves are lance shaped, glaucous, gray to gray-green. The flowers are yellow. The attractive features of this species are its white flowers, drought and somewhat cold hardy at 18 degrees F. It is suitable as a street tree or windbreak. Suitable for clay soils in hot, dry areas.  Salt and alkaline soil tolerant.  Suitable for very extreme saline sites (ECe 800-1600 mS/m.  Native to West Australia.   

Culture: Clay, sandy loam, acid pH 5.5 to 6.4, annual rainfall minimum of 10 inches per year.

Uses: Ornamental, windbreak, shade, coastal plantings, firewood, small timber, honey production, salt affected areas, cut flowers, foliage and fruits.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Small tree 20-30' (11 m), no lignotuber
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Moderate to fast
Placement Sun
Soil type Clay
Soil moisture (minimum) 250 mm (10") per year
Native West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletGreenish/silver foliage
bulletYellow flowers
bulletSmall size 20-30'

Problem Solving Features

bulletDrought resistant - somewhat cold hardy
bulletLow moisture needs
bulletSuitable for windbreaks

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods - avoid over-watering.  About 180 seeds per gram.
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