Eucalyptus orbifolia – Round Leaf Mallee

A small to medium multi-stemmed mallee tree with masses of attractive yellow-cream flowers from mid winter to late spring. Bird attractant. It has oval grey green leaves, and interesting ‘minnirichi’ bark which is reddish and continually peels and curls to expose the lighter bark beneath.

Scientific Name:Eucalyptus orbifolia
Common Name:Mallee
Other Common Names:Round Leaf Mallee
Plant Type:Small tree
Height:2.5 ~ 8 metres
Width:3 ~ 6 metres
Flower Colour:Cream, Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



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