Not the plant you're looking for? Search over 300,000 plants

Eucalyptus kybeanensis

Kybean mallee ash

An evergreen tree, usually growing to no more than 7m (23ft) in the UK. bark is a rich chocolate brown with white striations, which when shed exposes lighter brown bark beneath. Juvenile foliage is lance-shaped and a bronze purple when young maturing to dark green. Adult foliage is lance-shaped and a glossy dark green. The foliage is lightly aromatic. White flowers are produced from late autumn through winter and are honey-scented. A high altitude eucalyptus in its native habitat, it can tolerate colder gardens in the UK well once mature, provided the soil is well drained.

Size
Ultimate height
4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
2.5–4 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Clay
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Bronze Purple
Summer Bronze Green Purple
Autumn White Green
Winter White Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Myrtaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Eucalyptus are evergreen trees or large shrubs, often fast-growing, some with attractive bark, most with aromatic foliage, and clusters of small, white, yellow or red flowers

Name status

Correct

Plant range
SE Australia

Advertise here

How to grow

Cultivation

Grows best in slightly acidic, moist but well drained soil in full sun, but unlike many other eucalypts will also tolerate wetter soils. Shelter from cold, drying winds especially when young. See eucalyptus cultivation

Propagation

Propagate by seed or semi-ripe cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Architectural
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Mediterranean climate plants
Pruning

Pruning group 1 or, for best juvenile foliage, pruning group 7 For more information see Eucalyptus: pruning

Pests

May be susceptible to eucalyptus gall wasp and eucalyptus sucker

Diseases

May be susceptible to silver leaf and oedema

My Garden

Your free RHS gardening coach

Keep track of your plants with reminders & care tips – all to help you grow successfully

My plants
My calendar

My plants

My calendar

My ideas
Manage membership

My ideas

My advice

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.