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|
|Common Name:||Silver Mallee|
|Plant Type:||Small tree|
|Height:||3 ~ 8 metres|
|Width:||4 ~ 10 metres|
|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|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|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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