Eucalyptus viridis

Green mallee

Section Adnataria

Description: A specimen used primarily in Eucalyptus oil production. It is found native in the Flinders Range South Australia, near Inglewood Queensland and a few other areas. It grows in sand and loams and often in pure stands. A mallee type habit or sometimes a slender tree. The bark is rough and fibrous box type on lower stems, smooth, ribbon and gray to pink-gray above. Adult leaves are narrowly lanceolate, shiny dark green color with copious oil dots used in production of Eucalyptus oils. Buds are generally small 3-5 mm diameter, found 5-10 per cluster in axils.  Grows best in dry areas with low to moderate rainfall (300 mm - 12") and heavy soils

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Small mallee or tree 26-32' (8-10 m), lignotuber
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture Low to moderate moisture, drought tolerant
Native South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall mallee to 32'
bulletExcellent for oil production
bulletModerate growth rate

Problem Solving Features

bulletSpecies for full sun
bulletLow maintenance
bulletLow water requirements
bulletNo fertilizer needed
bulletModerate growth rate
bulletOil production species

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.


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