Eucalyptus rhodantha – Rose Mallee

A low spreading mallee type tree to 4 metres tall, with beautiful silvery leaves which help to show off the large red to pink flowers in winter to spring. The bark is smooth and grey brown, branches are light grey. Attractive to birds and other nectar feeders. Likes a warm climate and a sunny position.

Scientific Name:Eucalyptus rhodantha
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Rose Mallee
Other Common Names:Rose Gum
Plant Type:Small tree
Height:2.5 ~ 4 metres
Width:3 ~ 6 metres
Flower Colour:Red, Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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