Eucalyptus calycogona, Gooseberry Mallee, Square fruited Mallee

Eucalyptus calycogona

Gooseberry Mallee, Square fruited Mallee
Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Australia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This small, multi-stemmed tree grows to a maximum of 10-20 feet tall, with a spread of 8-15 feet. It features a rounded canopy and attractive grey-green foliage. The foliage is covered in clusters of white or off-white bell-shaped blooms during spring and summer, which mature to pink. Its blooms are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds, making it popular for wildlife gardens.

Eucalyptus calycogona (Gooseberry Mallee) is hardy in USDA Zones 9-11 and prefers full sun. The tree thrives in well-drained, moist soils, though it can tolerate a wide variety of soil types. Established plants require little supplementary water, though in arid climates irrigation may be required. Pruning may be necessary to maintain the desired shape and size. Eucalyptus calycogona can be grown in containers and may be brought indoors for winter protection in colder climates. When grown in a pot and brought indoors, keep in a warm spot and water regularly.

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