Height: 20-30; Spread: 20-25'
Evergreen; broadly rounded, irregular mound.
Light green, 1", obovate leaves.
1" terminal spike of muave, lavender, or rose-pink flowers that fade to white, 1/4" each, blooming year round.
Persistent round capsule enclosed in large woody calyx tube, 1/8-1/4", all year.
Beige to brown, exfoliating.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
Moderate. Early pruning needed to train a good shape; pruning needed less frequently with age.
Drought (once established), any soil, coastal conditions, high winds.
- Special Considerations:
Relatively pest free. Will grow in interesting gnarled branching patterns if not pruned.
- Notable Traits:
Native to Australia. Known for its interesting bark and flowers.