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Eucalyptus macrocarpa: Eucalyptus macrocarpa is small mallee type tree/shrub with many arching stems. It can have a quite straggling appearance.It has the most wonderful large elliptical silver grey leaves that attach directly onto the branches and large bright red flowers from mid spring to mid summer.As with most Eucalyptus these require full sun. These can make a lovely addition to a semi-arid garden.
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Lovely grey/ blue combination, in this case for a table garland. Seeded Eucalyptus Blue Gum Eucalyptus, 'Silver Bells' Eucalyptus Pods, Paperwhites (a type of Narcissus), or alternatively or cyclamens, and Tillandsia / air plants. Arrangement by Nanette Wong.
Eucalyptus macrocarp is a very distinctive species having a mallee-type habit of growth and spectacular red flowers. There are two recognised subspecies; subsp macrocarpa is the most common form and is a small mallee of up to 4 metres in height while subsp. elachantha has a restricted occurrence south east of Geraldton. The latter differs from the common form in having smaller leaves and lower stature...