Eucalyptus leucoxylon ssp petiolaris ('Rosea')

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E. petiolaris

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
Growth Rate Fast
Native South Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletMedium tree to 45'
bulletFlowers may be red, white, pink, yellow or apricot
bulletFast growth rate
bulletVery popular cultivar

Problem Solving Features

bulletAttractive accent plant or tree
bulletLow moisture needs
bulletLow maintenance
bulletProvides profuse flowering focal point

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  184 viable seeds per gram.  81% germination rate.
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