Mottlecah is an interesting and beautiful addition to any garden with space for it to spread laterally. This small mallee tree with its large flowers, silver green foliage and large gumnuts with a silver, powdery coating provide many decorative features. It’s also loved by fauna such as nectar-loving honeyeaters.
Flowering from Spring to early Summer, the vibrant red, bristly blooms can be prolific and as large as 10cm in diameter – the largest sized flowers of all the eucalypts. Best planted in Mediterranean climates with dry summer weather (they are shorter lived in more subtropical climates).