Eucalyptus cladocalyx nana
Dwarf Sugar gum
Description: This species is found in only four distinct areas of South Australia. The southern Flinders Ranges, Kangaroo Island and two locations on the Eyre Peninsula. The bark is smooth and sheds to give irregular white, yellow and gray patches. It has white flowers and large gum nuts. The above picture was taken at Kingsport Airport, Kangaroo Island. From the size of the tree at that time, it might have been what is commonly known as Eucalyptus cladocalyx nana, a smaller version of the species. Tolerates alkaline or clay soils. Suitable for slightly saline sites (ECe 200-400 mS/m.
Uses: Hedges or windbreaks, shade trees, honey production, screening plants, frost tolerant plant.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 9|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to fast|
|Soil type||Sandy loam|
|Soil moisture (minimum)||380 mm (14.6") per year|
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