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|
|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|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|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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