Eucalyptus rhodantha has an open light canopy. It grows to about 5 to 6 metres and it comes from the northern inland part of the south-west of WA displaying red flowers, silver foliage and a low spreading habit.
The flowers come in late spring and go right throughout summer, starting off in a creamy white colour and ending up pink and even on to red. It has been tried in various parts around the country and shown some cold tolerance, but it does need good drainage. The term ‘mallee’ refers to the fact that it’s multi-branching in habit and it forms a lignotuber or a woody base.