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Eucalyptus mannifera 'Little Spotty'

brittlegum dwarf

A smaller variety of Eucalyptus mannifera, growing to 8m in height, with more pronounced mottling on the bark. Grey-green foliage and small white flowers in Summer and Autumn.
cultural notesAdaptable to most soils provided they are free draining. Prefers an open sunny position.
maintenanceAs the common name brittlegum suggests, the wood is quite brittle and this species will occassionally drop branches.
toleratesTolerant of frost, drought and poor soils.
flowering seasonSummer and Autumn although flowering season can differ depending on the climate.
flower colourClusters of small white flowers from green club-shaped buds. The fruit are dark brown, three valved capsules.
foliage colourGrey-green lanceolate leaves, prominantly veined, to 12cm in length.
widthup to 4m
heightup to 8m
plant spacing200cm apart
recommended usesAn attractive tree whose smaller size makes it ideal for smaller to gardens. Very hardy. Care must be taken as to its placement due to its tendency to drop branches unpredictably. Bee attractant.

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