One of the Mallee types of Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus lehmannii is small tree to around 3 – 5 metres in height. An open spreading habit with foliage that has a pendulous habit. Yellow to green flowers in winter are attractive however it is the flower buds themselves as well as the seed pods that follow that fascinate many gardeners.
Although mainly used as a shade tree, this is also a tree well suited as a background tree in the garden border or for the sensory garden, as the foliage has a strong scent when rubbed.
Eucalyptus lehmannii Care
Well suited to sandy and rocky soils this is an easy to grow species that also suits coastal areas. Best grown in full sun and a well drained soil.
As with many of the Mallee types this is a species that has a lignotuber and can be coppiced back to the ground to rejuvenate the tree.
Generally propagation is from seed.
- Botanical Name – Eucalyptus lehmannii
- Common Name – Bushy Yate.
- Family – Myrtaceae
- Origins – Southern Western Australia in Coastal Areas
- Height – To 3 – 5 metres.
- Spread – To around 3 – 4 metres
- Growth rate – Medium.
- Position – Full sun.
- Soil – Free draining.
- Flowers – Yellow to green.
- Flowering Time – Spring
- Foliage – Mid green.
- Frost tolerant – Yes
- Drought tolerant – Yes