Eucalyptus regnans

Mountain Ash

Very tall upright tree with narrow open canopy. Rough, finely fibrous dark bark to 15 m, smooth above, shedding in long ribbons.

Additional information

  • FamilyMyrtaceae
  • StoreyUpper storey
  • Size25-95 m x 15-30 m
  • Plant groupingTrees 5 m +
  • LeavesBroad glossy green asymmetrical juvenile foliage with wavy edges to 17 cm x 8 cm. Lance-shaped adult leaves 9-14 cm x 1.5-3 cm.
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering timeDecember to May
  • FlowersPaired clusters of 9-15 stalked, club-shaped buds. Small cup-shaped fruit with 3 valves below the rim.
  • Bird attractingGeneral - food and habitat
  • Butterfly attractingFood plant for caterpillars
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsDeep rich loam soils of high rainfall areas remaining moist but well drained. Light frost and snow tolerant. Full sun. Often occurs in pure stands as well as small pockets in south-easterly aspects especially throughout the Dandenongs.
  • Garden useToo large for most gardens. Broadacre planting. Koala food plant. Trees predominantly with 1+ m diameters used as habitat trees for the rare Leadbeaters Possum.
  • 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, 5 Marilyn Bull ©; 2 Marty White ©; 3, 4 Peter Kinchington ©

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