Eucalyptus mann. ‘Little Spotty’
Plant name: Dwarf brittlegum
Plant type: shrubs / bushes / trees
Cultural notes: Adaptable to most soils provided they are free draining. Prefers an open sunny position.
Maintenance: As the common name brittlegum suggests, the wood is quite brittle and this species will occassionally drop branches.
Tolerates: Tolerant of frost, drought and poor soils.
Flowering season: Summer and Autumn although Flowering season: can differ depending on the climate.
Flower colour: Clusters of small white flowers from green club-shaped buds. The fruit are dark brown, three valved capsules.
Foliage colour: Grey-green lanceolate leaves, prominantly veined, to 12cm in length.
Width: up to 4m
Height: up to 8m
Plant spacing: 200cm apart
Recommended uses: An 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.
Description: 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.