Eucalyptus rigidula

Stiff-leaved Mallee

SUBGENUS
    SYMPHYOMYRTUS
       
Section Bisectae
            Series Porantherae

Description: 9-15' x 15-18' mallee type that survives on 7" of water per year. Buntine West Australia.  This species is usually found on sand-plains in the northern wheatbelt and goldfields of Western Australia.  The bark is generally smooth, a light pink-gray or white-gray color and somewhat shedding at the base.  The adult leaves are generally narrow lanceolate to lanceolate and glossy green.  The flowers are white and in clusters of 7 to 11.

Culture: Sun, sandy loam, pH 5.5 to 6.4, annual rainfall minimum of 7 inches per year.

Uses: Ornamental, hedges and screens, honey production, frost tolerant.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Small mallee to 15', lignotuber
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Moderate
Native West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSpecies for smaller gardens
bulletLow moisture needs
bulletOrnamental
 

Problem Solving Features

bulletGood for smaller planting areas
bulletLow water needs
bulletLow maintenance
bulletGood for hedges and screens
bulletFrost tolerant

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  227 viable seeds per gram.  91% germination rate.
 
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