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Fuchsia Mallee, Fuchsia Gum

Family: MYRTACEAE

Genus: Eucalyptus

Species: forrestiana

Ornamental, small, evergreen, often sprawling tree to 5 metres high and wide. Usually has a single low branching trunk with smooth, light brown, ageing to grey, bark. Decorative, large, four-sided red buds and fruits hang from the branches for most of the year with small yellow flowers in summer and autumn. Bird attractant. May be hard pruned if necessary.

Pronunciation: Yew-kal-ip-tus

Origin

WA Native

Garden type

Coastal, Cottage, Native

Size

H: 200 to 600cm W: 200 to 600cm

Planting information

Sun

Flowering season

autumn, summer

Availability

Readily available

Flower colour


Yellow

Water rating

Minimum maintenanceMinimum maintenanceMinimum maintenance

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Low spreading even trailing groundcover. Named after the Addams Family character Cousin Itt. Tolerates drought, coastal conditions and windy locations.
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