Eucalyptus diptera

Two-winged Gimlet

SUBGENUS
    SYMPHYOMYRTUS
       
Section Bisectae
           
Series Contortae

Description:  Small tree to 24' (or mallee) with yellow flowers and distinctive buds.  The crown is dense, with narrow, lustrous green leaves.  The bark is smooth, shiny, copper-brown or green-brown - sometimes fluted.  The flower buds are single or in 3's with two wings.  Flower color is cream to yellow.  Minimum 12" of rainfall per year. Does well in sand or clay/loam. Suitable for moderate  saline sites (ECe 400-800 mS/m.

Culture: Sun, sandy clay or loam soil, pH 5.5 to 6.4, annual rainfall minimum of 12 inches per year.

Uses: Ornamental, shade, honey, coastal plantings, salt affected areas.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Tree/Mallee to 15', NO lignotuber
Flower Color Creamy white, pale yellow to yellow green
Growth Rate Moderate
Native WA
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletAttractive flowers
bulletDense crown
bulletAttractive shiny bark
bulletAttractive buds and fruits

Problem Solving Features

bulletDoes well in poor soils
bulletLow nutrient needs
bulletLow maintenance
bulletClay soils
bulletSalt affected areas

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  140 seeds per gram, about 28% germination rate.
 
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