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Eucalyptus kruseana

Bookleaf Mallee

SUBGENUS
    SYMPHYOMYRTUS
       
Section Bisectae
           
Series Kruseanae

Description: This West Australia species offers gray-blue leaves that are opposite and rounded. The bark is smooth, gray to pinkish gray in color. The species is usually wider than tall and is an attractive specimen in drier areas. It is drought resistant, somewhat frost resistant. It is native to the Coolgardie district of West Australia. The flower buds are silver to pink and conical and it has greenish yellow flowers. The average growth rate is 4 x 3' in 4 years and usually starts flowering in the third year.  I was pleasantly surprised at just how attractive this plant has developed.

Culture: Sun, well drained sandy loam soils, acid pH, 12" annual rainfall

Uses: Ornamental plantings, cut flowers, essential oils, foliage and fruits, some frost-tolerance noted

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Small mallee 4-8' x 3-4', lignotuber
Flower Color Greenish yellow
Growth Rate Slow
Native West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall specimen only 4-8' tall
bulletRounded, blue/gray leaves
bulletPink flower buds with yellow flowers

Problem Solving Features

bulletVery attractive small accent
bulletBest in poor soils with low fertility or moisture
bulletLow maintenance
bulletDrought resistant

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  215 seeds per gram.
 
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