Eucalyptus macrocarpa 

Mottlecah, Rose of the West

SUBGENUS
    SYMPHYOMYRTUS
       
Section Bisectae
           
Series Curviptera

Description: This West Australia species is grown for the large (up to 4" diameter) flowers that are bright red to pink. The juvenile and adult leaves are silvery in color, about 6 x 3 inches long.  Attractive shedding yellowish-brown barkTends to look somewhat on the "frizzled" side, so pruning is helpful.  This is a frequently requested plant from us and we only have them for a limited time during the year! (Usually late spring before our summer humidity arrives).  Our humidity does not allow us to grow them to any size.  Average 6' x 6' and flowering in 5 years.

This species requires special cultural conditions:

Culture: Sun, well-drained slightly acidic soil, 14" annual rainfall, low humidity, frost free climate

Uses: Ornamental, grown for the large reddish flowers!

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Small mallee shrub to 10' (3m), lignotuber
Flower Color Red to pink
Growth Rate Slow
Native West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletBeautiful  large red flowers
bulletSilvery blue/gray leaves
bulletDoes well in a large container

Problem Solving Features

bulletExtremely attractive focal point when in bloom
bulletExcellent for dry soils
bulletLow maintenance
bulletNo fertilizer
bulletExtremely low moisture needs
bulletExcellent for arid areas

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  About 25 seeds per gram.
 
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