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|
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