Eucalyptus leucoxylon ssp petiolaris ('Rosea')
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Description: This species is found native only in the Eyre Peninsula area of South Australia. It is often sold as E. leucoxylon 'Rosea'. Flower color does not always come true from seed, the profuse flowers can be white, pink, red, yellow or apricot. This species is often confused with E. leucoxylon ssp megalocarpa, but E. petiolaris has petiolate juvenile leaves, narrower adult leaves and forms a graceful crown. It has larger buds and fruits.
Culture: Sun, sandy loam type soil, pH 5.5 to 6.4, annual rainfall minimum of 16 inches per year.
Uses: Ornamental plantings, hedges or windbreaks, honey production, screening plants.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 9|
|Type||Tree to 45' (15 m), lignotuber|
|Flower Color||Pink (predominantly), may also be white, red, yellow or apricot|
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