Eucalyptus platypus var platypus


Section Bisectae
Subsection Glandulosae
                Series Erectae
                    Subseries Abundae

Description: Although rated as frost tender, this is an outstanding specimen for its' unique, greenish-yellow to citrus-yellow colored flowers which are quite showy. A bushy crown tree with crenate (scalloped edge) leaf margins. Good small tree with smooth bark.  A mallet or marlock found in  West Australia, the southern coast from Albany east to Esperance.  This is a rapid growing species withstanding most soil types.  Suitable for moderate  saline sites (ECe 400-800 mS/m.

Culture: Sun, clay-loam soil, acid pH, 16" minimum annual rainfall,

Uses: Ornamental plantings, hedges or windbreaks, honey production, coastal area plantings, salt affected areas, frost resistant, wind resistant.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Small tree (Marlock) to 32' (10m), lignotuber absent
Flower Color White to lemon green
Growth Rate Moderate to fast
Native West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletUnique flowers
bulletSmall tree to 32'
bulletSmooth bark

Problem Solving Features

bulletProvides moderate to fast growth rate
bulletDoes well in average soils
bulletLow maintenance
bulletLikes sun
bulletNo fertilizer needed

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  Approximately 165 seeds per gram.
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