Eucalyptus formanii

Forman's Mallee

Die-Hardy mallee

SUBGENUS
    SYMPHYOMYRTUS
       
Section Bisectae
            Series Porantherae

Description:  16-36 x 12-24', usually a small tree, rarely a mallee.  Very unusual foliage for an Eucalypt. Leaves are very narrow, white to pale gray-green with a wispy appearance. Rough gray bark on the lower trunk, gray and deciduous above.  White or cream flowers, profusely in summer.  A tree worth growing just for the foliage alone.  Drought resistant.

Culture: Sun, loamy sandy soil, pH 5.5 to 6.4, annual rainfall minimum of 10 inches per year.

Uses: Ornamental, hedges or windbreaks, useful for cut flowers, foliage or fruit.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Small tree, rarely a mallee 16 to 36', lignotuber
Flower Color White/cream
Growth Rate Moderate
Native WA
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletProfuse flowers
bulletAttractive foliage
bulletLow water needs
bulletExcellent for cut flowers, foliage or fruits
 

Problem Solving Features

bulletDoes well in poor soils
bulletLow nutrient needs
bulletLow maintenance
bulletLow water needs
bulletHedges or windbreaks

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates with additional treatment methods.  216 viable seeds per gram.  83% germination rate.

Soak seed for 24 hours in 0.5g/1litre solution of Gibberellic acid prior to sowing.

 
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