Eucalyptus pyriformis

Dowerin Rose, Pear-fruited mallee

Section Bisectae
Series Curviptera

Description: Found native in West Australia. Distinguishing features of this species is its mallee habit, smooth bark, lance shaped leaves, large ridged buds and fruits. Highly cultivated in Australia, New Zealand and California for the spectacular flowers that are produced. Flowers are red or yellow, may also be pink or creamy and generally produced in groups of three.  They are generally bright red with yellow anthers, although cream or yellow varieties have been known to occur as well.  It is generally found in sandy heathland, Goomalling area northeast of Perth.  This makes an attractive species if maintained as a multi-stemmed mallee, however it resents over-watering or wet feet!

Culture: Sun, well drained, acid pH, sand, 14" annual rainfall.

Uses: Ornamental plantings, firewood, honey production, wind resistant.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Small mallee type to 16' (5 m), lignotuber
Flower Color Red is predominate, Yellow or cream species do occur
Growth Rate Slow
Native West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall mallee habit to 16'
bulletGrown primarily for its large buds and fruits
bulletSlow growth rate

Problem Solving Features

bulletVery attractive accent plant or tree
bulletBest in poor soils with low fertility
bulletLow maintenance
bulletLow moisture needs
bulletNo fertilizer needed
bulletMallee habit

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  About 35 seeds per gram.  72% germination rate.


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