Straggly mallee or shrub 6 to 10 feet tall (1.8 to 3m), a small tree of bent or crooked nature. Smooth brown bark flakes to reveal smooth greenish brown fresh bark. A delightful foliage plant for the garden when clipped to a bushy form. Foliage is bluish gray with white flowers during fall and winter. An unusual very attractive mallee. Clustered among the leaves, the greenish yellow flowers appear in autumn and winter and combine with the grey-white, unopened conical buds to beautify the tree. It is easy to grow in most soils in area of moderate to dry rainfall. Excellent specimen plant for prominent positions. Phoenix Desert Botanical features Kruse's mallee in the Australian arboretum section.
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