Eucalyptus pimpiniana (Pimpin Mallee)

Eucalyptus pimpiniana

Eucalyptus pimpiniana

This delightful shrub had only been a name and description until I came across it growing at the entrance gate to Medika Art Gallery at Blyth in the mid north of South Australia. The owner of the gallery is also a keen propagator of Australian native plants.

Eucalyptus pimpiniana grows to about 2 metres. It grows in western South Australia where it is classed as rare. Flowering is from December to June and the Honeyeaters love it. One book I read says that frost tolerance is not fully tested. In Blyth it would have survived very severe frost this last winter. This is a plant for dry areas and full sunshine and also alkaline soil. I think it would also make a magnificent potted plant in a large tub.

Eucalyptus pimpiniana

Eucalyptus pimpiniana

 

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