Description: This species is found in West Australia in the central goldfields, just north of Esperance. The bark is rough up to 6', then smooth and brown-gray above. It is distinguished by the deeply ribbed, glaucous buds and fruits, often used for cut flower/foliage production. Flowers are generally very prolific, white in color and appear from spring, early summer to fall. This species grows best in soils with low to moderate rainfall. Young trees are quite attractive - featuring mealy white branches, grayish leaves, smooth trunk, handsome buds and flowers. Suitable for moderate saline sites (ECe 400-800 mS/m.
Culture: Sun, acid loam or sandy loam, 9" annual rainfall.
Uses: Ornamental plantings, shade, firewood, honey production, cut flowers and foliage, planting in salt affected areas.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 9|
|Type||Tree 30-40' (10-12 m), No lignotuber|
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