Eucalyptus dalrympleana ssp. dalrympleana

Mountain Gum

Tall straight tree with a dense spreading to tapering canopy. Smooth white to grey bark, blotched pink, green or red, deciduous.

Additional information

  • FamilyMyrtaceae
  • StoreyUpper storey
  • Size25-60 m x 10-20 m
  • Plant groupingTrees 5 m +
  • LeavesJuvenile leaves stalkless, round, pale green, to 5 cm x 5 cm. Glossy lance-shaped to narrow lance-shaped adult leaves with dense network of veins and wavy margins, 10-21 cm x 10-25 mm.
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering timeMarch to May
  • FlowersCluster of 3 shortly stalked, egg-shaped buds, cap conical. White flowers. Cup-shaped fruit with slightly raised disk and 3 slightly projecting valves.
  • Bird attractingGeneral - food and habitat
  • Butterfly attractingFood plant for caterpillars
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsDeep moist soils of higher altitude mountain forests. Frost and snow tolerant. Full sun. Limited distribution within the Shire.
  • Garden useA beautiful tree for larger sites in higher rainfall areas. In an open area will develop a spreading canopy.
  • Commercially availableUnlikely to be available within the Shire of Yarra Ranges
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
  • Aboriginal Use Eucalypts provided food, medicines, containers, string and tools.
Photographer/s: 1, 2 Roger Farrow ©; 3, 4, 5, Greg Jordan ©

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