Eucalyptus dumosa
White Mallee

Uses: Mass planted with other Mallee species on wide roadside verges as a screen, wind-break, erosion control or shade tree. Attracts nectar eating birds and insects for food and habitat.
Cultural use: Used by indigenous peoples for food, drink, medicines, containers and implements.
Note: This species is provisionally classified schedule 2 by SA Water and requires written approval before being planted in any street or drainage area. It should not be planted closer than 3.5 metres to any sewer main or connection.

This plant is indigenous to the following botanical regions of South Australia.

:FR: Flinders Rangers  
:EA: Eastern   
:EP: Eyre Peninsula
:NL: Northern Lofty
:MU: Murray
:YP: Yorke Peninsula
:SL: Southern Lofty
:KI: Kangaroo Island
:SE: South Eastern
For detail on these regions refer to the user guide.

  • Canopy Shape canopy-open Open
  • Height 4-8m
  • Spread 4-5m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Myrtaceae
  • Botanical Name Eucalyptus dumosa
  • Common Name White Mallee
  • Origin SA, Vic, NSW,
  • Habit Bushy, Spreading, Multi-trunked
  • Landscape Plains, Footslopes, Hills
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam
  • pH Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Lime, Moderate frost
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour White
  • Flowering Time Summer, Winter, Autumn
  • Foliage Grey-green
  • Flower Type Eucalypt-type
  • Purpose Wind protection, Erosion, Habitat
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Trunk Smooth
  • Form Medium Tree (Usually between 5m & 11m)
  • Indigenous to the Adelaide Region