Description: A specimen used primarily in Eucalyptus oil production. It is found native in the Flinders Range South Australia, near Inglewood Queensland and a few other areas. It grows in sand and loams and often in pure stands. A mallee type habit or sometimes a slender tree. The bark is rough and fibrous box type on lower stems, smooth, ribbon and gray to pink-gray above. Adult leaves are narrowly lanceolate, shiny dark green color with copious oil dots used in production of Eucalyptus oils. Buds are generally small 3-5 mm diameter, found 5-10 per cluster in axils. Grows best in dry areas with low to moderate rainfall (300 mm - 12") and heavy soils.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 8|
|Type||Small mallee or tree 26-32' (8-10 m), lignotuber|
|Culture||Low to moderate moisture, drought tolerant|
|Native||South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland|
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