Coolibah (Eucalyptus microtheca)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 25 to 50 feet
Plant Spread: 15 to 25 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Other: Small green capsules, maturing to light brown, containing dark brown, flat seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Creamy-white
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Uses: Erosion control
Shade Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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