Eucalyptus obtusiflora

Dongarra mallee

Section Dumaria
            Series Rufispermae

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
Flower Color white
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Soil Acid, sand or sandy loam
Culture 20-24" annual rainfall
Native West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall species for home gardens
bulletAttractive foliage
bulletLow moisture requirements

Problem Solving Features

bulletDoes well in poor soils
bulletLow nutrient needs
bulletLow maintenance
bulletSuitable for hedges

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