Eucalyptus macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa

Our plant in focus this month is Eucalyptus macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa. This wide spreading Eucalyptus is ideal as a feature plant in commercial plantings due to its silver/blue foliage and large red flowers. Its highly ornamental nature and low maintenance makes it perfect for adding colour contrast to your landscapes.

Plant Profile

COMMON NAME: Mottlecah

BOTANICAL NAME: Eucalyptus macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa

ORIGIN: A subspecies of the Eucalyptus macrocarpa chosen for its natural ornamental growing habit.

HABIT: A slow growing, sprawling small tree with an open growing habit. Growing to 3m high and 3m wide.

FEATURES: Eucalyptus macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa produces large pink and red flowers during spring and summer, that contrast against the silver/blue foliage making it a stunning feature plant for any commercial project.

USES: The highly ornamental look of this plant makes it ideal for commercial plantings, parks and reserves. It is great at attracting pollinators and makes a brilliant plant for designs with its contrast foliage making it a great feature tree.

POSITION/SOIL: Eucalyptus macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa is suited to a full sun position in a wide range of soil conditions including coastal and limestone.

CULTIVATION: These plants are grown from seed, collected by registered seed collectors to ensure genetic variance.

MANAGEMENT: Eucalyptus macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa is an open growing shrub/ small tree that requires little maintenance and is drought tolerant once established. It can be pruned into shape if required and needs little fertlisier.


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