Eucalyptus landsdowneana – Crimson Mallee Box

A small tree to 10 metres tall, with clusters of red, pink, purple or cream flowers that are loved by birds and other nectar eaters. Flowers in late winter to spring. Can be single trunked or multi-stemmed with smooth grey or cream bark. Can be used in coastal cool to temperate areas. Best in full sun, on alkaline soils.

Scientific Name:Eucalyptus landsdowneana
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Mallee
Other Common Names:Crimson Mallee Box, Port Lincoln Mallee
Plant Type:Small tree
Height:5 ~ 10 metres
Width:3 ~ 6 metres
Flower Colour:Cream, Red, Pink, Purple
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Street tree, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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