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Eucalyptus platypus

Platypus Gum, round-leaved moort

This is a mallee Eucalyptus originating in Western Australia. The multi-stemmed nature of this variety together with its dense canopy of rounded leaves gives this tree a large shrubby look. Bark is smooth and light brown in colour, turning to grey with age. Creamy yellow to greenish yellow coloured flowers appear from spring through to autumn and so this variety is popular among bee keepers.

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Common Name Platypus Gum, round-leaved moort
Form Round 159
Mature Size 5-7 x 3
Family Myrtaceae 136
Genus Eucalyptus 58
Species Platypus 1
Relatively fast-growing, this variety will tolerate heavy soils and responds well to pruning and coppicing. Growing between 5 and 7 metres in height, it has a rounded form to ground level, making it a good choice for screening and windbreaks.
Position & Soil
Able to cope with coastal conditions and a variety of soil types. It is a very adaptable species which will grow almost anywhere other than in very wet and cold areas.
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Based in Melbourne, Australia, our trucks deliver into Melbourne and its greater metropolitan area. We utilise green life freight companies to deliver beyond that point into country Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland. We have certification ICA42 for the treatment of Myrtaceae stock delivered into South Australia. Due to quarantine restrictions we are unable to deliver into Western Australia and Tasmania. International delivery is not offered.

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