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.
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|
|Soil||Acid, sand or sandy loam, gravels|
|Culture||annual rainfall - probably 20" or less|
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