Eucalyptus ovata var. ovata
Fast growing upright tree, often low branching. Canopy open. Bark rough over lower part of trunk or smooth from the base, shedding from upper trunk and branches.
- StoreyUpper storey
- Size8-25 m x 8-20 m
- Plant groupingTrees 5 m +
- LeavesYoung leaves dull, elliptic to 15 cm x 8.5 cm. Adult - glossy, egg-shaped, wavy edges, to 15 cm x 30-50 mm
- Flower colourWhite
- Flowering timevariable, March to November
- FlowersClusters of 7 diamond-shaped buds. Fruit funnel-shaped with flat top, 3-4 valves not exserted.
- Bird attractingGeneral - food and habitat
- Butterfly attractingBoth food for caterpillars and nectar for butterflies.
- Frog habitatNo
- Growing conditionsPoorly drained infertile and clay soils which may dry out in summer. Frost resistant. Full sun, semi shade.
- Garden useWindbreak or light shade tree for swampy areas and creek banks. Koala food plant.
- 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, 2, 4 Marilyn Bull ©; 3 Chris Clarke, NatureShare ©; 5 Peter Kinchington ©