Common Name: None

Family: MYRTACEAE

Eucalyptus rosacea, pink. Photo: D. Blumer.View image slideshow

Origin of Scientific Name

Eucalyptus – (Greek) eu – well + calyptos – covered, referring to the bud cap which is released as the flowers open.

rosacea – (Latin) rosaceus – pink, referring to the colour of the flowers.

Description

Eucalyptus rosacea is a fine crowned and slender mallee that grows to a height of four metres. It is found on pale yellow sand plains in the south-western part of the Great Victoria Desert.

It has smooth bark of various shades of grey, pink and white that sheds in ribbons and grey-green linear leaves. Delicate pink buds with cone shaped caps produce highly attractive pendulous tubular flowers from November to February, ranging in colour from pure white through pink to deep red. 

Eucalyptus rosacea is very similar to E. synandra (Jingymia Mallee) and E. leptopoda (Whipstick Mallee) as they all have similar shaped flowers and habits.

Horticultural tips

  • Plant in a full sun position in well-drained soils.
  • A highly ornamental small tree for the home garden.
  • Suited to non-irrigated gardens with establishment watering through the first summer and drought tolerant once established.

For more horticultural tips view our Plant Notes section.

View in Kings Park

Visit Kings Park and Botanic Garden to see Eucalyptus rosacea growing in the gardens surrounding Kings Park Administration and Kings Park Education buildings, and within the Goldfields garden bed within the WA Botanic Garden (refer to map).

Want more information?

Refer to the profile for this plant on the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions' FloraBase online herbarium.

Eucalyptus rosacea habit. Photo: D. Blumer. Eucalyptus rosacea white. Photo: D. Blumer. Eucalyptus rosacea growing in Kings Park. Photo: D. Blumer.

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