Description: A mallee from West Australia to about 12' tall. The bark tends to be rough in texture, shedding along the lower trunk then smooth above with colors of gray, salmon pink to brown. Juvenile stems tend to be square in shape with gray-green or glaucous leaves. The flowers are white and appear in groups of seven to nine.
Eucalyptus obtusiflora is the currently accepted name although for many years it was known as Eucalyptus dongarraensis. The mallee E. obtusiflora is found native in West Australia, widespread north of Perth in the Eneabba, Shark Bay and Carnarvon area.
Climate data: Eneabba West Australia: Daily maximum temperature 97F, lowest minimum temperature 33F, annual rainfall 510 mm (20.4 inches), average humidity 58 %.
Climate data: Carnarvon West Australia: Max temperature 91F, minimum 52F, humidity 58 %, annual rainfall 226 mm (9.04 inches).
Culture: Sandy or sandy loam soil, pH 5.5 to 6.4, annual rainfall 24 inches per year.
Uses: Ornamental, honey or coastal area plantings, hedges.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 10|
|Type||Small mallee to 12', lignotuber|
|Soil||Acid, sand or sandy loam|
|Culture||20-24" annual rainfall|
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