Fremantle Mallee

Fremantle Mallee (Eucalyptus foecunda)

Like Rock mallee, Fremantle mallee is found in shallow soil over limestone and is quite rare. It grows up to 4 or 5 m tall. It was first collected in the Fremantle area. It’s species name, foecunda, means “fruitful”, and refers to it’s abundant  buds, flowers and fruits.  The buds have a characteristic orange colour when mature.  The bark is rough and grey.  Flowering occurs in summer and early autumn.


“Leaf and branch: trees and tall shrubs of Perth” by Robert Powell. Published by the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation, 2009.

“The special eucalypts of Perth and the South-West” by Malcolm E. French and Dean Nicolle.  F & N Publications.

“Bushwalks in the south-west”. Department of Conservation and Land management 1997.