Eucalyptus gillii

Curly mallee, Silver mallee, Arkaroola mallee

Section Bisectae
Subsection Destitutae
Series Subulatae

Description: A small mallee or tree 18-24' tall with imperfectly shed bark giving this species a curly appearance.  The bark is generally smooth throughout, with some box type bark on the lower part of large branches.  The upper branches are generally glaucous.  Juvenile growth usually provides square stems with gray-blue to glaucous leaves.  The upper foliage crown is generally comprised of the juvenile leaves giving an overall silver effect.  The pale yellow flowers appear in groups of 7,9 or 11.

This species is native to the Flinders Range of South Australia and a smaller population in western New South Wales.  I have seen this planted in Tucson Arizona and it was quite attractive.

Culture: Sun, well drained acid pH soil.

Uses: Ornamental for smaller landscapes

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Mallee 18-24', lignotuber
Flower Color Yellow
Growth Rate Moderate
Culture Low moisture
Native South Australia, New South Wales
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletYellow flowers
bulletAttractive bluish, pointed leaves
bulletQuite attractive specimen

Problem Solving Features

bulletGood for small gardens
bulletLow moisture needs
bulletLow maintenance

Pricing - See Price List Here

* Seed germinates best if sown on  the surface of the media.  Germination 2-3 weeks at 70-75 degrees F.  No pre-treatment needed.
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