Eucalyptus doratoxylon

Spearwood mallee

Section Bisectae
Subsection Destitutae
                Series Decurvae

Description:  A small mallee 9-21 x 9-21' from West Australia.  The bark is smooth, pinkish, gray-brown or white and powdery.  The mature leaves are opposite, quite different from what you would normally find.  From coastal and sub-coastal areas of West Australia.  Eucalyptus doratoxylon (Greek dorato-, spear and xylon, wood, referring presumably to an Aboriginal use for the stems).

Culture: Sun, sand, sandy gravels soil, pH 5.5 to 6.4, annual rainfall minimum of 16 inches per year.

Uses: Ornamental, hedges or windbreaks, salt affected areas, perfumed foliage.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Small mallee 9-21', lignotuber
Flower Color White to pale yellow
Growth Rate Moderate
Native WA
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletQuite attractive bark
bulletPerfumed foliage
bulletDoes well in salt affected areas

Problem Solving Features

bulletDoes well in poor soils
bulletLow nutrient needs
bulletLow maintenance
bulletHedges or windbreaks
bulletSalt affected areas

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  180 seeds per gram.
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