Eucalyptus lesouefii

  Goldfield's Blackbutt

Section Dumaria
            Series Rufispermae

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 productionFlowers 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
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Moderate
Native West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletMedium tree 30-40'
bulletCombination of rough and smooth bark
bulletAttractive foliage - excellent for floral arrangements

Problem Solving Features

bulletModerate growth rate
bulletBest in poor soils with low fertility
bulletLow maintenance
bulletLow moisture needs
bulletProlific flower production

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  160 seeds per gram.


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