Eucalyptus leptophylla

Narrow-leaved red mallee, Slender-leaved mallee

SUBGENUS
    SYMPHYOMYRTUS
       
Section Bisectae
            Series Porantherae

Description: This species is from West Australia, South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, generally found in dry sands. A mallee type with narrow, glossy green leaves. The buds are usually prolific, becoming bright orange to red near flowering time and is an attractive feature of this species. Smooth, slender reddish stems and the flowers and foliage are used in the floriculture trade.  Prefers areas of low rainfall, less than 600 mm per year (24 inches) - very drought tolerant.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Small mallee 6-20' (2-6 m), lignotuber
Flower Color White, sometimes reports of orange
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture Low moisture
Native West Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall mallee 6-20'
bulletAttractive buds and flowers
bulletAttractive foliage - excellent for floral arrangements

Problem Solving Features

bulletModerate growth rate
bulletBest in poor soils with low fertility
bulletLow maintenance
bulletLow moisture needs
bulletGreat for smaller gardens

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.
 
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