Eucalyptus kessellii

Jurdacuttup mallee

 

Description: A small tree or mallee species to 10m (30') found in various coastal and sub-coastal areas in West Australia, including Jurdacuttup.  The bark is rough in texture, although it can be smooth on smaller mallees.  Juvenile foliage is usually a dull, gray-green and reminds me of the foliage of E. polyanthemos, although the stems on E. kessellii are an attractive red.  Adult foliage is usually a shiny green.  Flowers are creamy white and in groups of 3 or 7 and have diamond shaped buds. 

Climate data:

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

Uses: Small landscaping species, ornamental, attractive foliage.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone
Type Mallee (small tree) to 30' 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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