A deservedly popular dwarf form of Eucalypt leucoxylon, Has a with a single trunk and smooth bark that sheds in flakes. Grey-green leaves and pink, red or cream flowers from late autumn to early summer. A great habitat plant, bird and bee attracting. Tolerant of most soil types, withstands moderate frost and coastal conditions. Great for street planting. Can grow from 5 to 10 metres tall, 3 to 4 metres wide, but generally around 6 metres tall in cultivation.
|Scientific Name:||Eucalyptus leucoxylon|
|Common Name:||Gum Tree|
|Other Common Names:||Eucalyptus|
|Plant Type:||Small tree|
|Height:||4 ~ 10 metres|
|Width:||3 ~ 4 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Cream, Red, Pink|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Windbreak|
|Special Features:||Decorative fruit, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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