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Eucalyptus lansdowneana Purple Patch

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Eucalyptus lansdowneana Purple Patch Crimson Mallee, Purple Mallee Box, Purple Gum,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Trees Open Canopy, Upright

Remarkable for its startling clusters of purple bird-attracting flowers in winter & spring, Purple Patch™ is a small clear-trunked tree (4-6 metres tall & 2-3 metres wide) with much to offer the designer of small gardens and streetscapes. Its adaptability to a wide range of climates from cool temperate, sub tropical & semi arid in neutral to alkaline soils gives it the OK for both coastal and inland planting, where it is very frost hardy. And it’s an eye-catching selection in parkland planting with other small cream, pink or yellow flowering Eucalypts.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Coastal Garden, Erosion Control, Feature, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Wind Break

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Myrtlepest And Disease Rust

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Myrtaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green, Grey
Flower Colour: Purple
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: High
Wind: High