Eucalyptus eremophila

Sand mallee

SUBGENUS
    SYMPHYOMYRTUS
       
Section Bisectae
           
Subsection Glandulosae
                Series Erectae
                    Subseries Abundae

Description: This may be a single or multi-stemmed mallee 9-24' tall (3-8 m) with a dense canopy of stiff foliage.  The trunk bark is smooth, polished brown or pale gray.  Leaves are shaped like a lance and are generally green in color.  One main attraction to this species is the long, finger-like bright yellow buds followed by yellow flowers (occasionally brick red).  This species is found in West Australia in the wheatbelt and goldfields.  A good Eucalypt in cultivation under a wide range of conditions.  Full sun and well-drained soils are the minimum.  Drought, frost and salt tolerant.

Culture: Sun, 9" annual rainfall, acid pH, sandy loam.

Uses: Ornamental plantings, shade, honey production, salt affected areas, wind resistant.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Small mallee to 24' (8 m), lignotuber
Flower Color Yellow
Growth Rate Moderate
Native West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall specimen to 24'
bulletModerate growing
bulletAttractive finger-like flower buds
bulletAttractive yellow flowers

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.  265 seeds per gram.
 
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