Eucalyptus erythronema var erythronema
Eucalyptus erythronema var marginata
Red-Flowered Mallee, Lindsay Gum, White Mallee
Description: This species is found in West Australia in the Wongan Hills- Corrigan - Southern Cross area. This is normally a slender mallee growing to about 15'. The bark is very smooth, white, purplish or pale pink to salmon and covered with a talc-like powder. The flowers are red and are produced on long stalks, the fruits (seed pods) are ribbed. This is a beautiful ornamental mallee with its spectacular colored bark in season and red flowers. Full sun and well-drained soils are needed.
Eucalyptus erythronema var erythronema: Red or yellow flowers on a mallee or small tree to 18'. The attractive reddish/brown bark sheds to reveal a creamy white undertone.
Eucalyptus erythronema var marginata: is found north of Wongan Hills as far as Wubin. It has an expanded flat ring around the rim of the bud and fruit and the flowers and fruits always occur in three.
Culture: Sun, loam soil, pH 5.5 to 6.4, annual rainfall minimum of 14 inches per year.
Uses: Ornamental plantings, honey production, products rich in tannin, screening plants.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 9|
|Type||Small tree or mallee to 15' (5 m), lignotuber|
|Flower Color||Red to yellow|
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