A lovely ornamental small tree growing to around 7 metres, with an attractive rounded and spreading habit and dense foliage which often hangs to the ground. The buds and yellow-green flowers in winter to spring are also a feature, and the resultant pointy gumnuts add interest. It can grow as a multi trunked mallee form, with smooth grey to pink, reddish and brown bark which sheds in strips. Comes from coastal areas in south Western Australia on sandy to stony soil, handles a wide range of soil types, performs best on lighter ones. Frost resistant once established. Looks lovely planted alone or in groves, also good for screening. A good smaller growing shade tree. The foliage has a strong menthol smell.
|Scientific Name:||Eucalyptus lehmannii|
|Common Name:||Gum Tree|
|Other Common Names:||Bushy Yate|
|Plant Type:||Small tree|
|Height:||4 ~ 8 metres|
|Width:||3 ~ 4 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Green|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Fragrant oils, Street tree, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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