Description: Another West Australia species with yellow-green flowers. This one grows to about 30' and has smooth gray to brownish bark. If you wanted to call this the "Gherkin" tree, that's fine as the unique fruiting buds resemble the "Gherkin" pickles, quite unique! The large yellow-green flowers are borne in profusion but somewhat hidden by the foliage. It does well in most soils with low to moderate rainfall and coastal areas. Suitable for slightly saline sites (ECe 200-400 mS/m.
Culture: Sun, sand, loam, gravel soil, pH 5.5 to 6.4, annual rainfall minimum of 16 inches per year.
Uses: Ornamental plantings, hedges or windbreaks, shade, honey production, planting along coastal areas, screening plants, soil stabilization.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 9|
|Type||Small tree to 30', no lignotuber|
|Native||Mount Desmond West Australia|
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