Eucalyptus tetraptera

Square-fruited mallee

Four-winged mallee

SUBGENUS
    SYMPHYOMYRTUS
       
Section Dumaria
            Series Tetrapterae

Description: This is a small mallee or shrub to about 12' high.  Outstanding specimen!  This species features large, 4-sided red pods and has the largest leaf found on any Eucalypt.  The leaves are thick and glossy, dark green; bark is smooth gray.  The large red flower buds and shiny green leaves, small size and low maintenance really make this one special! 

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

Uses: ornamental plantings, flowers, foliage and fruit, frost tolerant.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Small specimen to 12' (4 m), lignotuber
Flower Color Red
Growth Rate Moderate
Native West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall specimen to 12'
bulletMallee or small tree habit
bulletAttractive buds and flowers
bulletDrought tolerant

Problem Solving Features

bulletSmall size suited for smaller landscape projects
bulletLow water use
bulletLow maintenance
bulletNo fertilizer needed
bulletDrought resistant

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  63 viable seeds per gram.  85% germination rate.
 
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