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Eucalyptus caesia subsp. magna

Known in cultivation as ‘Silver Princess’ it prefers a dry summer and well-drained soils. The flowers are large (up to 50 mm in diameter) and normally pink to red but white flowered plants are known.

Scientific nameEucalyptus caesia subsp. magna Brooker & Hopper
FamilyMyrtaceae
Etymology

Genus: From Greek, eu, well and calyptos, covered referring to the cap which covers the developing flowers.

Species: From Latin, caesius, light grey, referring to the greyish appearance of the buds, fruit and stems.

DistributionOnly occurs in a restricted area in south Western Australia.
Native habitatOn a small number of granite outcrops.
DescriptionIt grows to about 15 metres in height with pendulous branches.
Flowering/fruitingFlowering is very conspicuous and occurs in winter and spring and is followed by large, silver urn-shaped gumnuts about 30 mm in diameter.
Location in gardenTake the opportunity to see it in our Bisectae Eucalypt Arboretum on Cunningham Drive, just opposite the hoop sculpture.
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