Eucalyptus megacornuta

Warty Yate

SUBGENUS
    SYMPHYOMYRTUS
       
Section Bisectae
           
Subsection Hadrotes

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
Flower Color Yellow-green
Growth Rate Moderate
Native Mount Desmond West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall tree to 30'
bulletModerate growth rate
bulletAttractive yellow-green flowers
bulletDoes well in cultivation

Problem Solving Features

bulletLow to moderate moisture requirements
bulletLow maintenance
bulletModerate size species for home garden landscape
bulletAttractive flowers
bulletNo fertilizer needed
bulletImpress your friends with your "pickle" tree

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  163 viable seeds per gram.  98% germination rate.
 
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