Eucalyptus utilis

Coastal Moort, Moort, Platypus

A small, densely growing native useful for screening and companion planting.

Features: Small tree with dense growth.
Applications: Screening. Wind shelter. Street tree. Companion planting for larger trees.
Description Originating from the dry coastal areas of south-eastern WA, the Coastal Moort grows with short or multiple trunks, spreading branches and deep green leaves. Its small and dense growth habit makes it ideal for screening, companion planting with larger trees or where the wind shelter it can offer is useful. Unlike larger trees, the Coastal Moort can maintain its low-lying branches, therefore offering much near-ground protection. A very close relative of E. platypus (often confused) which instead, occurs naturally on the heavier soils of inland sites.
Availability: Champion Lakes : In production, 25L
Mature height: 2-10
Mature spread: 2-8
Canopy: Round, full, dense. Moderately dense shade.
Growth rate: Fast in suitable conditions.
Cautions: Naturally maintains foliage to ground.
Tolerances: Wind. Poor soils. Coastal conditions.
Sun demands: Full sun or part shade
Soil demands: Tolerates various soil types with good drainage.
Water demands: Low
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Native or Exotic: Native
Leaf habit: Evergreen
Family: Myrtaceae

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Additional references and recommended reading:

Boland, D. J. et al (2006) "Forest Trees of Australia" 5th Edition, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

Gilman, Edward F. (1997) "Trees for Urban and Suburban Landscapes", Florida: Delmar Cengage Learning.

Lorenz von Ehren "Von Ehren Manual" 2nd Edition, Hamburg.

Rushforth, K. (2001) "Easy Tree Guide, Britain and Europe", London: Aurum Press.

Urban Forests Ecosystems Institute, "SelecTree - A Tree Selection Guide" retrieved from 2009.

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