Darke Peake mallee
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.
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|
|Soil||Alkaline, sand or sandy loam, gravels|
|Culture||annual rainfall ?|
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