Curly mallee, Silver mallee, Arkaroola mallee
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|
|Native||South Australia, New South Wales|
Problem Solving Features
Monday August 29, 2011 04:48 PM