Eucalyptus oxymitra

Sharp-capped mallee, Blue mallee


Description A small mallee to 16' (4 m), forming a lignotuber. The bark of trunks are more or less rough with grey-brown imperfectly decorticated ribbons, smooth grey and creamy above. Branchlets glaucous or non-glaucous; leaves gray-blue to a pale yellow-green. Flowers white to pale yellow. A mallee of remote areas in central Australia, the south-western Northern Territory, South Australia; on sand plains and dunes, and also on rocky slopes.

Culture: Sun, well drained acid pH soil.

Uses: Ornamental for smaller landscapes

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Mallee to 16'
Flower Color White to pale yellow
Growth Rate Moderate
Culture Low moisture
Native Central Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletWhite to pale yellow flowers
bulletGood for smaller gardens

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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