Description: Yate is a large, well-branched tree 30-60'. It has distinctive dark gray, shaggy bark on the trunk, smooth above. Leaves are dull, bluish, narrow-lanceolate. The main feature of this species is the profuse, globular clusters of bright yellow flowers. The buds are long, thin and horn-shaped. This species is commonly found along coastal south-west West Australia. Suitable for slightly saline sites (ECe 200-400 mS/m.
Culture: Sun, sandy loam soils, pH 5.5 to 6.4, annual rainfall minimum of 20 inches per year.
Uses: Ornamental, windbreak, shade, water-logged areas, honey, coastal plantings, salt affected areas, wind resistant plants. It is one of the hardest and strongest timbers in the world.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 9|
|Type||Tree 30-60', lignotuber|
|Culture||Requires moist conditions|
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