Eucalyptus effusa

Rough-barked gimlet


Description: A small mallee species to 4m (12') found naturally in West Australia between Norseman and Balladonia area.  The bark has persistent ribbons along the lower stems and branches.  Above this level, the bark is smooth, a shiny brown over red-brown to copper color.  An attractive feature of this species!  Juvenile growth tends to be green to gray-green in color and slightly glaucous.  Adult features are glossy green, lanceolate leaves.  Flowers are white in color in buds of 7.  The name is derived from the spread out and straggling habit.

Climate data:

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

Uses: Small landscaping species, ornamental.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone
Type Mallee to 12' with lignotuber
Flower Color white
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Soil Acid, sand or sandy loam, gravels
Culture annual rainfall - probably 20" or less
Native West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall species for home gardens
bulletAttractive foliage and flowers
bulletLow moisture requirements

Problem Solving Features

bulletDoes well in acid soils
bulletLow nutrient needs
bulletLow maintenance

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