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Australian Native Orchids. Native orchids range from the spectacular epiphytic (growing on trees) and lithophytic (growing on rocks) species of the tropical jungles and warmer areas of Australia, to the intricately subtle terrestrial (growing in the ground) species found throughout the dry eucalypts forests throughout the continent.
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.
Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: summer autumn
The flowers have a honey-like scent.
Maximum height: 8 metres
Minimum height: 3 metres
Maximum width: 10 metres
Minimum width: 4 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: nectar feeding birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, arid.
Loam: dry, well-drained.
Clay: dry, well-drained.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: all year.
Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus.