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White-leaved Mallee

Eucalyptus albida

SKU #44136

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Description A shrubby Eucalyptus that features white young leaves and dark glossy green mature leaves. Mature plants have white summer blooms that attract birds and bees. An excellent drought and heat tolerant accent or screening plant. The young growth makes fantastic cuttings for bouquets. Evergreen.
Light Full sun
Watering Once established water during dry spells.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Reaches 6 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 12 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Attractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Waterwise, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
Landscape Use Privacy Screen, Accent
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Multicolored
Companion Plants Bottlebrush (Callistemon); Aloe (Aloe); Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos); Pincushion Flower (Leucospermum)
Care Provide excellent drainage; tolerates rocky and sandy soil. Soil amendment is not needed when planting. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season. Drought tolerant once established. Prune to shape in fall if desired.
Lore An Australian native plant, found commonly in inland, Southwestern areas, often growing in sand. Florists refer to it as rustle gum. For the cut flower industry, Eucalyptus are coppiced to encourage new flushes of the attractive immature growth.

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