Eucalyptus pyriformis – Pear Fruited Mallee

A small, straggly mallee habit eucalypt with spectacular red or cream flowers in winter to spring that attract birds and other nectar feeders. The flowers are encased in contrasting silvery ribbed caps, and can be used as cut flowers. The smooth bark is grey or pinkish and sheds in ribbons. Moderately drought and frost tolerant. Suits light or heavier clay soils.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree
Width : 5
Flowering Time : Spring, Winter
Soil Type : Clay, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant
Scientific Name: Eucalyptus pyriformis
Common Name : Mallee
Height : 6
Flower Color : Cream, Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects