Eucalyptus macrocarpa ssp. macrocarpa
Rose of the West

Uses: Highly ornamental Eucalyptus from WA. Often used  in mixed native landscapes for the flowers and grey foliage. Suitable for smaller gardens.
Can be pruned to maintain shape
Has very large nuts and flowers.
Good tree open areas, wider verges, batters, parks and reserves. Slow growing.
Attracts nectar eating birds and insects for food and habitat.
Requires well-drained soils.
Note: This species is provisionally classified schedule 1, Regulation 24.2 under the Sewerage Act. Written approval is required prior to planting in streets or roads. It should not be planted closer than two metres to any sewer main or connection.

  • Canopy Shape canopy-open Open
  • Height 2-4m
  • Spread 3-12m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Myrtaceae
  • Botanical Name Eucalyptus macrocarpa ssp. macrocarpa
  • Common Name Rose of the West
  • Origin WA
  • Habit Spreading to sprawling, Moderately dense
  • Landscape 2nd line coast, Coastal footslopes, Plains
  • Soil Texture Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Lime, Moderate frost
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Pink, Red
  • Flowering Time Spring, Summer
  • Foliage Silver-grey
  • Flower Type Eucalypt-type
  • Purpose Ornamental, Habitat
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Trunk Smooth
  • Form Small Tree (Up to 7m)