Common: Narrow-leaf gimlet, Swamp mallee
Origin: Native to Australia. Occurs from arid to monsoon tropical areas.
Light: Full sun
Water: Tolerates much or little water.
Versatile. Bushy wind screen. Branches move nicely in breeze. Good desert plant.
Small, erect, multi-trunked tree, 6 to 20 feet. Ribbonlike leaves, 2 to 3 inches long. Smooth red bark.
Cream and gold flowers open in summer from long, oval buds. Bellshaped seed capsuled. Tolerates poor soil drainage. Mallee types are low growing and have a number of stems rising from a bulbous rootstock called a lignotuber.
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