Eucalyptus polybractea

Blue-leaved mallee

 

Description: This species is primarily used for commercial distillation of Eucalyptus oil and produces bushy new growth when cut back to the ground. It has the ability to re-grow repeatedly after harvesting.  The flowers are white, juvenile leaves are linear to lanceolate and slightly glaucous. The adult leaves are narrow lanceolate, bluish gray to bluish green and the same color on each side of the leaf. Suitable for moderate  saline sites (ECe 400-800 mS/m.

Culture: Sun, acid pH soils, loam, sand, sandy loam, 19" annual rainfall.

Uses: Ornamental plantings, hedges or windbreaks, essential oils, perfumed foliage, frost resistant plant.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Small tree to 30' (10 m), lignotuber
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Moderate
Native New South Wales, Victoria
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletHigh oil content
bulletModerate growth rate
bulletMature size up to 30'

Problem Solving Features

bulletExcellent species for oil content
bulletGood re-growth after pruning
bulletSmall size suited for smaller gardens
bulletLikes sun
bulletNo fertilizer needed

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  Approximately 835 seeds per gram.

 

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