(Latin dumosus, shrubby, in reference to the growth habit.)
Description: A small mallee type to 30' with a shrubby growth habit found in the dry country of South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. Juvenile leaves blue-gray to gray-green. Adult leaves mature to a glossy green. Bark tends to be rough on lower parts of stems (flaky or box type), gray to gray-brown in color. Upper branches and stems tend to be smooth and shedding in ribbons.
Culture: Sun, gravels, loams, sandy loams, acid pH.
Uses: Ornamental plantings.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 9|
|Type||Small mallee to 30' (10 m), lignotuber|
|Soil Type||Sandy loam - well drained|
|Soil Moisture (minimum)||16" per year|
|Native||Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia|
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