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Eucalyptus goniocalyx ssp. goniocalyx

Long-leaf Box, Bundy

Fast growing small to medium tree with a crooked trunk. Light coloured, coarse rough bark over the entire tree.

Additional information

  • FamilyMyrtaceae
  • StoreyUpper storey
  • Size8-20 m x 6-15 m
  • Plant groupingTrees 5 m +
  • LeavesRound bluish juvenile leaves to 11 cm x 10 cm. Long shiny green adult leaves 10-20 cm x 1.5-3 cm.
  • Flower colourCream
  • Flowering timeMarch to August
  • Flowers7-flowered, stalkless egg-shaped buds with conical caps emanating from broad flattened stalk. Cup-shaped fruit with 3 inserted valves.
  • Bird attractingGeneral - food and habitat
  • Butterfly attractingFood plant for caterpillars
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsPoor and drier soils of the foothills and slopes. Light to moderate frosts. Full sun, semi shade. A naturally occurring hybrid with E. cypellocarpa is found in the Tremont area.
  • Garden useMedium-sized shade tree. Koala food plant. Can be coppiced.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusWidespread within the Shire
  • Aboriginal Use Eucalypts provided food, medicines, containers, string and tools.
Photographer/s: 1, 4 Marilyn Bull ©; 2, 3 Peter Kinchington ©

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