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.
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