Eucalyptus lansdowneana ssp albopurpurea
Now correctly known as
Purple-flowered mallee, Coffin Bay Mallee
Description: Eucalyptus albopurpurea (from Latin albus, white and purpureus, purple, referring to the variation seen in the flower color. A small sized mallee to 15' from the southern tip of the Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Island coastal sands. The flowers on this species are reported as purple to reddish-purple - an unusual color for Eucalyptus, but white and pinks are known also. An excellent ornamental for the flowers and does well for hedges or windbreaks. Suitable for coastal areas and wind resistant plantings.
Culture: Sandy loam type soil, pH 5.5 to 6.4, annual rainfall minimum of 12 inches per year.
Uses: Ornamental, hedges or windbreaks, coastal plantings, wind-resistant plants.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 9|
|Type||Small mallee to 15', lignotuber|
|Flower Color||White, pink, purple or mauve|
|Soil Type||Sandy loam|
|Soil Moisture (minimum)||12" per year|
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