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Eucalyptus macrandra (Long-flowered Marlock)

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Plant description

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Eucalyptus macrandra has wonderful displays of profuse lemon-coloured flowers with elongated buds on a small tree with interesting smooth bark of this very ornamental and useful eucalypt. Plant is as a street or feature tree where its stunning flowering displays can be fully enjoyed. It flowers from summer to autumn, and birds love the nectar. It grows to eight metres high and wide. It is virtually maintnenance free and will grow in most soil types, but is best in open free draining ones. Will grow in sun or part shade.

Further reading: Australian Native Trees and Top Gum Trees for Gardens (articles written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: summer autumn

Scent

The flowers have a honey-like scent.

Plant size

Maximum height: 8 metres
Minimum height: 3 metres

Maximum width: 10 metres
Minimum width: 4 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: nectar feeding birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, arid.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, well-drained.

Clay: dry, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: all year.

Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus.

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