Eucalyptus leucoxylon ssp megalocarpa

Large fruited South Australia Blue Gum

SUBGENUS
    SYMPHYOMYRTUS
       
Section Adnataria

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
Growth Rate Fast
Native South Australia, Western Victoria
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall tree to 30'
bulletFlower color may vary in intensity
bulletDark green adult leaves
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Large fruits

Problem Solving Features

bulletModerate to fast growth rate
bulletBest in poor soils with low fertility
bulletLow maintenance
bulletLow moisture needs
bulletDense crown may provide some shade

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  253 viable seeds per gram.  81% germination rate.
 
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