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Care of the plant Eucalyptus oleosa or Red mallee.

Care of the tree Eucalyptus oleosa or Red mallee

The genus Eucalyptus, family Myrtaceae, includes some 700 species of trees and shrubs native to Australia and New Guinea. Some species are: Eucalyptus oleosa, Eucalyptus kruseana, Eucalyptus erythrocorys, Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus caesia, Eucalyptus gracilis, Eucalyptus amygdalina, Eucalyptus torelliana, Eucalyptus diversifoliaEucalyptus torquata, Eucalyptus robusta, Eucalyptus ficifolia, Eucalyptus leucoxylon, Eucalyptus glaucescens.

Common names: Red mallee, Giant mallee, Oil mallee, Glossy-leaved red mallee or Acorn mallee.

They are very branched evergreen trees with reddish stems that reach 12 meters (39.37 feet) in height. The aromatic lanceolate leaves are dark green. The showy flowers are creamy white or pale yellow. They bloom in late winter and early spring.

They are used as isolated specimens and in bush groups. They are ideal for Mediterranean coastal gardens.

Eucalyptus oleosa can grow in full sun and semi-shade exposures. They have good frost resistance.

They grow in any well-drained soil whether it be sandy, clay, saline, stony or poor.

They are drought-resistant plants that need moderate watering, waiting for the substrate to dry.

They do not need fertilizers.

They can be lightly pruned in autumn to maintain a compact habit.

They are plants resistant to the usual pests and diseases.

Easily propagated from seed sown in spring or fall in a slightly moist sandy seedbed; They take about 3-4 weeks to germinate.

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Eucalyptus oleosa
Eucalyptus oleosa
Eucalyptus oleosa
Eucalyptus oleosa