Eucalyptus kruseana (Book-leaf Mallee) is native to Australia. It's an evergreen, large shrub that grows from 5-10 ft tall. The leaves are gray-green, oval-shaped and very attractive in appearance. The flowers are bright yellow-orange and bloom in late winter or early spring.
Eucalyptus kruseana will thrive in full sun and needs moderate water when growing. This shrub is hardy to USDA Zone 10-11 and can be grown in a pot as long as it is well-drained. When planting, it always helps to add some compost or mulch to the soil. The shrub will benefit from occasional pruning to help keep a manageable shape.
For those living in colder climates who wish to grow this plant, Eucalyptus kruseana is best suited to a container. This will allow you to bring the plant inside during winter.
It is a beautiful, easy to maintain shrub and is sure to add a lovely, earthy feel to any garden. With its soft, white branchlets and stunning, yellow-orange flowers, this plant is sure to be the center of attention. If given the proper care, it will provide an eye-catching addition to the landscape for many years to come.