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Eucalyptus cypellocarpa

Mountain Grey Gum

Upright tree with dense canopy and smooth grey-white bark shedding in strips. Thin rough bark at the base.

Additional information

  • FamilyMyrtaceae
  • StoreyUpper storey
  • Size25-65 m x 15-30 m
  • Plant groupingTrees 5 m +
  • LeavesGlossy thick dark green leaves go through 3 phases: juvenile - broad, stalkless to 17 cm, intermediate - very long to 35 cm, adult - narrower to 20 cm x 25 mm.
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering timeDecember to July
  • FlowersClusters of 7-flowered cylindrical buds on short flattened stalks. Goblet-shaped fruit with 3 valves at or below the rim.
  • Bird attractingGeneral - food and habitat
  • Butterfly attractingFood plant for caterpillars
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsPrefers deep moist soil in gullies and on slopes. Light frosts. Full sun, semi shade.
  • Garden useShade tree for large gardens and parklands. Trees can shed small branches. Honey production.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
  • Aboriginal Use Eucalypts provided food, medicines, containers, string and tools.
Photographer/s: 1 Peter Kinchington ©; 2 Yarra Ranges Council photo library; 3, 4, 5 Marilyn Bull ©

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