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PlantFiles: Kruse's Mallee, Bookleaf Mallee
Eucalyptus kruseana

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Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eucalyptus (yoo-kuh-LIP-tus) (Info)
Species: kruseana (kroos-ee-AH-nuh) (Info)

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Category:
Shrubs
Trees

Height:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Silver/Gray

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Josh12 On Jul 21, 2014, Josh12 from Henderson, NV wrote:

I bought a Bookleaf Mallee at the nursery a few years ago and now it is about 10 feet tall. I love this tree it is so different from other trees. It is doing well here in Henderson, NV. We have very hot summers and our winters can drop below freezing. This is a great tree if you are looking for something different.

Positive upshotphx On Aug 13, 2011, upshotphx from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

I bought these last year from a box-store. they were small and scraggly. Now one of these is over 7 feet tall, thick, lush and in full-bloom, with gorgeous yellow flowers. Very distinctive, decorative plant. can be trimmed, but i prefer a natural look. Once they establish, they are low-maintenance. good for xeriscaping.

Positive Marcyphish On Aug 27, 2010, Marcyphish from Golden Valley
United States wrote:

The best way to make your garden stand out. The color shape and unique growth of this plant makes me smile everytime I see it. I am growing this species in winter temperatures of the high teens.

Positive Jerome On Feb 3, 2003, Jerome from Beer-Sheva
Israel wrote:

Tall shrub or small tree which has beautiful silver leaves
that are used by florists. The silver leaves are very rich in aromatic oil. The flowers are yellow and attract bees and others insects. The plant prefers well drained soils in hot to temperate climates. This plant grows in my garden more than twenty years and always I think that it is very attractive and very ornamental.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chandler, Arizona
Glendale, Arizona
Golden Valley, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports)
Acton, California
Arroyo Grande, California
Henderson, Nevada (2 reports)



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