Eucalyptus platypus ssp congregata



Description: A small mallet or marlock to 8m (24'). A mallet does not have a lignotuber and is a tree found only in Western Australia.  It has slender erect stems and angled branches.  A marlock is a single stemmed shrub or small tree with spreading branches.  It is very dense and covers almost to the ground.  It does not have a lignotuber.  The bark is smooth, colors range from coppery brown, pinkish gray, black to gray green.  Adult leaves are very thick and glossy green to olive green.  Flowers are pale yellow and quite attractive.  This species is found in West Australia along coastal to sub-coastal areas from Gnowangerup and Tambellup north of Albany, the Salmon gums area and Speddingup.  It is often found in pure stands in heavy soils. 

Climate data:

Culture: Full sun, well drained acid soil, gravel soils, sandy loam.

Uses: Small landscaping species, ornamental, attractive foliage.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Mallet or marlock to 24', no lignotuber
Flower Color Yellow
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Soil Acid, sand or sandy loam, gravels
Culture annual rainfall - probably 20" or less
Native West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall species for home gardens
bulletAttractive foliage and flowers
bulletLow moisture requirements

Problem Solving Features

bulletDoes well in acid soils
bulletLow nutrient needs
bulletLow maintenance

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