Eucalyptus lehmannii – Bushy Yate

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
Family:Myrtaceae
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
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
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

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.