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|
|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|
|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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