Eucalyptus erythronema var erythronema

Eucalyptus erythronema var marginata

Red-Flowered Mallee, Lindsay Gum, White Mallee

Section Bisectae
Subsection Glandulosae
Series Elongatae

Description: This species is found in West Australia in the Wongan Hills- Corrigan - Southern Cross area.  This is normally a slender mallee growing to about 15'.  The bark is very smooth, white, purplish or pale pink to salmon and covered with a talc-like powder.  The flowers are red and are produced on long stalks, the fruits (seed pods) are ribbed.  This is a beautiful ornamental mallee with its spectacular colored bark in season and red flowers.  Full sun and well-drained soils are needed.

Eucalyptus erythronema var erythronema: Red or yellow flowers on a mallee or small tree to 18'.  The attractive reddish/brown bark sheds to reveal a creamy white undertone. 

Eucalyptus erythronema var marginata: is found north of Wongan Hills as far as Wubin.  It has an expanded flat ring around the rim of the bud and fruit and the flowers and fruits always occur in three.

Culture: Sun, loam soil, pH 5.5 to 6.4, annual rainfall minimum of 14 inches per year.

Uses: Ornamental plantings, honey production, products rich in tannin, screening plants.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Small tree or mallee to 15' (5 m), lignotuber
Flower Color Red to yellow
Growth Rate Moderate
Native West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall specimen to 15'
bulletModerate growing
bulletAttractive red flowers
bulletAttractive bark colors

Problem Solving Features

bulletLight moisture requirements
bulletLow maintenance
bulletSmall species for home garden landscape
bulletDrought resistant
bulletNo fertilizer needed

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*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.
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