Eucalyptus tetragona

Dalyeruk, Tallerack, Silver Marlock


Description: This small species from Cape Riche West Australia has a mallee habit to about 10'. The leaves are large, waxy and opposite. Unique buds are quadrangular, with stamens in four bundles, 12-18 mm long. Flowers are white or cream.  New stems appear square sided and white in color.  Older bark becomes gray to brown and sheds in strips.  The species prefers sandy, well drained soils. 

Culture: Sun, sand, pH 5.5 to 6.4, annual rainfall minimum of 16 inches per year.

Uses: Ornamental plantings, honey production, coastal area plantings, cut flowers, foliage and fruits, frost tolerant, wind resistant plant.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Small mallee to 10' (3 m)
Flower Color White to cream
Growth Rate Slow
Native West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall mallee to 10'
bulletUnique quadrangular stems
bulletExcellent for container, low water use

Problem Solving Features

bulletSmall size for smaller gardens
bulletSuitable for planters or containers
bulletLow maintenance
bulletLikes sun
bulletNo fertilizer needed
bulletLow moisture needs

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  24 viable seeds per gram.  83% germination rate.


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