Eucalyptus cernua

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Eucalyptus nutans

Red-flowered Moort

SUBGENUS
    SYMPHYOMYRTUS
       
Section Bisectae
           
Subsection Glandulosae
               
Series Clinatae

Description: A small, dense shrub 6 to 8' with large, crimson, white tipped flowers in spring.
It has gray, mottled bark and shining foliage and the buds and pods are usually nodding and red in color. This species makes an excellent pot plant in colder areas. Found native in West Australia, in the Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun area. Prefers well-drained soil and low humidity. 

Uses: Ornamental plantings, shade, honey production.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Small specimen to 5 m, mallet
Flower Color Crimson red
Growth Rate Slow
Placement Sun
Soil Type Loam, clay-loam
Soil Moisture (minimum) 350 mm (14") per year
Native West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall species only to about 8'
bulletAttractive red flowers
bulletMay be suitable for large container plant

Problem Solving Features

bulletSmall size excellent for container plant
bulletLow maintenance
bulletSlow growth rate
bulletLow moisture needs
bulletNo fertilizer needed
bulletGood for arid areas

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.

 

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