Description: A mallee to 3' (1 m) tall, that forms a lignotuber. The bark is smooth, grey to grey-brown. This unusual species has small, green, glossy leaves that make the plant look like it has been glossed over with varnish. Probably the smallest of all Eucalyptus species, generally growing only to about 3' which makes it suitable for containers. It is found in high mountain areas of Tasmania, on exposed, poorly drained sites. The flowers are white.
Climate data: High altitude, exposed, poorly drained sites.
Culture: Full sun, well drained acid soil, gravel soils, sandy loam.
Uses: Very small landscaping species, ornamental, attractive foliage.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 8|
|Type||Mallee to 3' with lignotuber|
|Soil||Acid, sand or sandy loam, gravels|
|Culture||annual rainfall - probably 20" or less|
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