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)|
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