Common name: Red Mallee
Width: 3-5m canopy
Description: Dull green leaves. Flowers are white/pale yellow in spring and summer. Bark covers only lower parts of tree trunks.
Growing and distribution: Widely occurring on Adelaide Plains – common mallee species in all well-drained soils.
Beneficial Attributes: Aboriginal peoples crushed the leaves for medicines and obtained water from roots. Nectar food plant attracts birds.
Specific location issues: Suitable for Adelaide plains and foothills.