Eucalyptus crucis ssp crucis
Southern Cross Mallee
Description: This species has a unique bark trait called "minni-ritchie" which is a rich, coppery red bark on the lower trunk. Smaller branches, buds and stems offer a powdery white bark. It is a small tree to about 21' (7 m) with rounded leaves of silvery-blue foliage shaped somewhat like a heart. Creamy yellow flowers appear in groups of 7 and the species has attractive gum-nuts. It prefers well-drained soils in a dry to moderate, temperate climate.
Culture: Sun, 11" annual rainfall, acid, gravels, loam, sandy loams.
Uses: Ornamental plantings, cut flowers, foliage and fruits, frost tolerant.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 9|
|Type||Small mallee to 21' (7 m), lignotuber|
|Flower Color||White, pale yellow|
|Soil Type||Sandy loam|
|Soil Moisture (minimum)||280 mm (10.7") per year|
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