Description: This species occurs native in Rock Gully West Australia and is found in thickets, moist depressions and along steams in the area of Stirling and Porongurup Ranges to Phillips River. The bark is smooth and brown, aging to gray. Leaves are thick and are green to blue-green in color and have a metallic sheen. Yellow flowers can be found in groups of up to 15 and are very profuse. This species is frequently grown in California and the bright yellow flowers are very ornamental. Best to be planted in groups of two or more. Suitable for slightly saline sites (ECe 200-400 mS/m.
Culture: Sun, sandy loam or clay soil, pH 5.5 to 6.4, annual rainfall minimum of 16 inches per year.
Uses: Ornamental plantings, hedges or windbreaks, honey production, planting along coastal areas, frost resistant plant, wind resistant plant.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 9|
|Type||Small mallee to 16' (4 m), lignotuber|
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