Eucalyptus pyriformis – Pear Fruited Mallee

A small, straggly mallee habit eucalypt with spectacular red or cream flowers in winter to spring that attract birds and other nectar feeders. The flowers are encased in contrasting silvery ribbed caps, and can be used as cut flowers. The smooth bark is grey or pinkish and sheds in ribbons. Moderately drought and frost tolerant. Suits light or heavier clay soils.

Scientific Name:Eucalyptus pyriformis
Common Name:Mallee
Other Common Names:Pear Fruited Mallee
Plant Type:Small tree
Height:2 ~ 6 metres
Width:3 ~ 5 metres
Flower Colour:Cream, Red
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Clay, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower 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:Cut flower, Street tree, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



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