Description: The bark is smooth, light coppery brown to dark red brown. Juvenile leaves are broadly shaped like a lance, gray-green in color. Adult leaves are lance shaped, glaucous, gray to gray-green. The flowers are yellow. The attractive features of this species are its white flowers, drought and somewhat cold hardy at 18 degrees F. It is suitable as a street tree or windbreak. Suitable for clay soils in hot, dry areas. Salt and alkaline soil tolerant. Suitable for very extreme saline sites (ECe 800-1600 mS/m. Native to West Australia.
Culture: Clay, sandy loam, acid pH 5.5 to 6.4, annual rainfall minimum of 10 inches per year.
Uses: Ornamental, windbreak, shade, coastal plantings, firewood, small timber, honey production, salt affected areas, cut flowers, foliage and fruits.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 9|
|Type||Small tree 20-30' (11 m), no lignotuber|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to fast|
|Soil moisture (minimum)||250 mm (10") per year|
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