Eucalyptus crucis ssp crucis

Southern Cross Mallee

Silver Mallee

Section Bisectae
Series Curviptera
                Subseries Orbifoliae

Description: This species has a unique bark trait called "minni-ritchie" which is a rich, coppery red bark on the lower trunk.  Smaller branches, buds and stems offer a powdery white bark.  It is a small tree to about 21' (7 m) with rounded leaves of silvery-blue foliage shaped somewhat like a heart.  Creamy yellow flowers appear in groups of 7 and the species has attractive gum-nuts.  It prefers well-drained soils in a dry to moderate, temperate climate. 

Culture: Sun, 11" annual rainfall, acid, gravels, loam, sandy loams.

Uses: Ornamental plantings, cut flowers, foliage and fruits, frost tolerant.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Small mallee to 21' (7 m), lignotuber
Flower Color White, pale yellow
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Soil Type Sandy loam
Soil Moisture (minimum) 280 mm (10.7") per year
Native West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall specimen to 21'
bulletModerate growing
bulletAttractive heart-shaped leaves
bulletAttractive bark - both trunk and limbs

Problem Solving Features

bulletLight moisture requirements
bulletLow maintenance
bulletSmall species for home garden landscape
bulletDrought resistant
bulletNo fertilizer needed

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  39-50 seeds per gram, 61% germination average.
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