Eucalyptus crucis – Silver Mallee

The silver mallee is a small tree with lovely silvery foliage and a multi-stemmed mallee habit. It has beautiful reddish ‘minnirichi’ bark, which curls and peels to expose lighter coloured bark underneath. It has cream bird attracting flowers. Frost and drought tolerant, it is suitable for clay to sandy and loamy alkaline soils.

Scientific Name:Eucalyptus crucis
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Silver Mallee
Plant Type:Small tree
Height:3 ~ 8 metres
Width:4 ~ 10 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Windbreak
Special Uses:Street tree, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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