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|
|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|
|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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