Eucalyptus platypus var platypus
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|
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