Eucalyptus leucoxylon ssp megalocarpa
Large fruited South Australia Blue Gum
Description: A very fast growing, spreading tree with dense crown. Juvenile leaves are sessile and non glaucous. Adult leaves are glossy and dark green. Pendulous buds and fruits in groups of three. This species is reported to have attractive, deep pink to red flowers. Often confused with E. petiolaris, which has a more open crown and a crooked habit.
Culture: Sun, sandy loam type soil, pH 5.5 to 6.4, annual rainfall minimum of 16 inches per year.
Uses: Ornamental planting, hedges or windbreaks, firewood, honey production, planting along coastal areas, screening plants, frost resistant plants.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 9|
|Type||Tree, 15-30' (5-10 m), lignotuber|
|Flower Color||Pink, white & red also known|
|Native||South Australia, Western Victoria|
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