Eucalyptus rhodantha

Rose mallee

Section Bisectae
Series Curviptera

Description: Found native in Collie West Australia. Distinguishing features of this species is its mallee habit, smaller and more compact than Eucalyptus macrocarpa.  The red filaments and silvery leaves make an attractive specimen. Does best in dry climates, sandy, well drained soil. Not fully tested for frost resistance. Frequently used as an indoor container plant in the United States.  Seed supply is very limited due to the rarity of this species.

Culture: Sun, acid sand, 16" annual rainfall.

Uses: Ornamental plantings, honey production, cut flowers, foliage and fruits, wind resistant.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Small mallee to 9' (3 m)
Flower Color Red
Growth Rate Slow
Native West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall mallee to 9'
bulletFrequently grown as a container plant
bulletRed flowers

Problem Solving Features

bulletBest in poor soils with low fertility
bulletLow maintenance
bulletSun lover
bulletNo fertilizer needed
bulletSmall size for smaller landscapes
bulletSuitable for container plant

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  20 viable seeds per gram.  76% germination rate.


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