Eucalyptus occidentalis

Flat-Topped Yate, Swamp yate

Section Bisectae
Subsection Glandulosae
            Series Erectae
               Subseries Pedicellatae

Description: This species from West Australia between Wagin and Isralite Bay.  It is a medium size tree growing from 36-60' (12-20 m).  The bark on the lower trunk is thinly fibrous, flaky gray, smaller branches offer a white or cream bark color.  Adult leaves are shaped like a lance and are green in color.  Flowers are yellow and occur in groups of 7.  It is reported that this species can be forced to bloom when only one year old if it is given 16 hours of light per day in a forced light cycle.  It is an easily grown species, drought and frost resistant and will tolerate occasional flooded soils.  Suitable for very extreme saline sites (ECe 800-1600 mS/m.   Frequently cultivated in Australia and other parts of the world.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Medium tree 36-60' tall, lignotuber
Flower Color Pale yellow to cream
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture Moderate moisture
Native West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletMedium tree 36-60''
bulletModerate growth rate
bulletAttractive yellow flowers in groups of 7
bulletDoes well in cultivation
bulletDrought and frost resistant, occasional flooded soils

Problem Solving Features

bulletPerforms well with moderate moisture
bulletLow maintenance
bulletModerate size species for home garden landscape
bulletAttractive yellow flowers
bulletNo fertilizer needed
bulletReported to bloom at an early age

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*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.
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