General Description:

Eucalyptus preissiana is a small tree, usually of “mallee” habit (multi-trunks arising from a lignotuber). It reaches about 2-3 metres in height by a similar width but is often smaller. The bark is smooth and the leaves are broadly oval shape, tapering to a point – they are about 120 mm long by 50 mm wide. The large, yellow flowers may be 30 mm or more in diameter. Flowering occurs in winter and spring and is followed by attractive, bell shaped gumnuts. Two subsepecies are recognised: subsp.preissiana and subsp.lobulata.

Bell-fruited mallee is successfully grown in many parts of temperate Australia but is difficult to maintain in tropical and sub-tropical areas. The flowers and fruit are attractive and the plant is of a size well suited to smaller gardens. It performs best in well drained soils in full sun. Because of its lignotuberous habit, the species should respond to hard pruning to near ground level if rejuvenation is required.

Propagation is from seed which germinates readily.

 

Plant profile image

Eucalyptus preissiana
Photo: Brian Walters

 

Plant profile image

Seed pods of Eucalyptus macrocarpa (left) and
Eucalyptus preissiana (right)

Photo: Brian Walters

Other Native Plant Profiles

Search Tips

By default the search engine tries to locate pages which have exact matches for all of the words entered in your search query. If that fails, it then tries to locate pages which contain any words in your search query. If that happens a short message is displayed at the top of the search results indicating this has been done. In addition, there are several ways to modify the default search behavior.  Note, searches are case insensitive.

Phrase Search
The search engine supports three types of phrase search.

  • To match an exact phrase, use quotes around the phrase. Example: "banksia integrifolia"
  • To match a near (within a couple of words) phrase, use square brackets [around the words]. Example: [banksia integrifolia]
  • To match a far (within several words) phrase, use braces { around the words }. Example: {banksia integrifolia}

+ and - qualifiers
If you prepend a word with + that word is required to be on the page. If you prepend a word with - that word is required to not be on the page. Example: +always -never

* Wildcard
If a query word ends with a * all words on a page which start the same way as that query word will match. Example: gift*

? Wildcard
If a query word contains a ? any character will match that position. Example: b?g

Boolean Search
You can use the following boolean operators in your search: AND, OR, NOT. These operators MUST be in capital letters. Example: (contact AND us) OR (about AND us)

All of these techniques can be combined: +alway* -ne??r*

Billardiera heterophylla

View Plant Profile

Acacia longifolia

View Plant Profile

Acacia baileyana

View Plant Profile

Acacia podalyriifolia

View Plant Profile

Acacia pycnantha

View Plant Profile

Eucalyptus globulus

View Plant Profile

Leptospermum laevigatum

View Plant Profile

Melaleuca quinquenervia

View Plant Profile

Pittosporum undulatum

View Plant Profile

Schefflera actinophylla

View Plant Profile

Syzygium paniculatum (variegated form)

View Plant Profile

 

Chrysanthemoides monilifera
var. monilifera

Senecio madagascariensis

Opuntia stricta