A selection of eucalypts considered ideal for planting as ornamentals across the wheatbelt
My selection of eucalypt species is to enhance the aesthetic appeal to towns, farms and roadsides of the wheatbelt region, and also importantly assist in the preservation of the farm asset across the wheatbelt.
Assessed on ornamental appeal for small gardens, parks, street avenues, road-sides, farm entrances, farm yards and gardens.
The selection comprises plants that will compliment each other by contrasting leaf and flower colour and ensures there are species flowering year round. You may see birds not seen for many years.
A small addition of the below listed eucalypts to your farm can make a big difference to your farm asset.
The below are all of mallee habit and when cut off at ground level or destroyed by fire or other crown-destructive events, these plants will mostly regenerate densely & flower within about three years.
Ideal to be planted in clumps. Height size from 1.5 to 8 metres, depending on environmental conditions.
Naturally occurring WA wheatbelt eucalypts
|Eucalyptus armillata||flanged mallee|
|E. beardiana||Beard’s mallee|
|E. caesia||caesia, silver princess|
|E. calycogona subsp. miracula||marvel mallee|
|E. crucis subsp. crucis||Southern Cross silver mallee|
|E. cylindriflora||goldfields white mallee|
|E. cylindrocarpa||woodline mallee|
|E. deflexa||pendant mallee, Lake King mallee|
|E. drummondii||Drummond’s mallee|
|E. erythronema subsp. erythronema||red-flowered mallee|
|E. grossa||coarse-leaved mallee, windbreak mallee|
|E. leptopoda subsp. leptopoda||Merredin mallee|
|E. loxophleba subsp. lissophloia||smooth-barked York gum|
|E. orbifolia||round-leaved mallee|
|E. macrandra||long-flowered marlock, river yate|
|E. neutra||Newdegate mallee|
|E. orthostemon||diverse mallee|
|E. pleurocarpa||blue mallee, tallerack|
|E. pachyloma||Kalgan Plains mallee|
|E. rhodantha||rose mallee, Scott’s mallee|
|E. stowardii||fluted-horn mallee|
|E. synandra||Jingymia mallee, skirt mallee|
|E. tenera||glazed mallee|
|E. sp. Sullivan Soak||moon lagoon mallee|
All species listed above are fully described with images in Malcolm's book, Eucalypts of Western Australia’s Wheatbelt.
The following mallee species from mostly drier areas of WA and SA are highly recommended to mix with the above species, providing strong contrasts to leaf and flower colour.
|E. alatissima||wing-fruited mallee||Great Victoria Desert, SA and WA|
|E. educta||Paynes Find and Goldfields, WA|
|E. kruseana||book-leaf mallee||Goldfields, WA|
|E. lansdowneana||crimson mallee, red-flowered mallee box||SA|
|E. pimpiniana||pimpin mallee||Great Victoria Desert, SA and WA|
|E. planipes||shiny-leaved mallee||Goldfields, WA|
|E. platydisca||jimberlanica mallee||Goldfields, WA|
|E. rosacea||Great Victoria Desert, WA|
|E. tetraptera||square-fruited mallee||southern subcoastal WA|
|E. wyolensis||Wyola mallee||SA|
|E. websteriana||Webster's mallee||Goldfields, WA|
of Western Australia