Eucalyptus Cretata

Darke Peake mallee

Section Dumaria
            Series Rufispermae

Description: A small mallee species to 4m (12') found in the upper Eyre peninsula South Australia.  It is found on the sides of granite hills in calcareous soil (containing large amounts of lime with pH range of 7.5 to 8.5).  The bark on the lower trunk tends to be rough to flaky gray, while above the branches, leaves and buds are glaucous and waxy.  The flowers are usually in buds of 7 and white in color.  Closely related species are E. cyanophylla and E. clelandii.

Climate data:

Culture: Full sun, well drained alkaline soil, gravel soils, sandy loam, .

Uses: Small landscaping species, ornamental, hedging, honey production.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Mallee to 12' with lignotuber
Flower Color white
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Soil Alkaline, sand or sandy loam, gravels
Culture annual rainfall ?
Native South Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall species for home gardens
bulletAttractive bluish foliage
bulletLow moisture requirements

Problem Solving Features

bulletDoes well in alkaline soils
bulletLow nutrient needs
bulletLow maintenance

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