Eucalyptus yarraensis

Yarra Gum

Small tree with rough bark extending to the larger branches. Canopy dense.

Additional information

  • FamilyMyrtaceae
  • StoreyUpper storey
  • Size10-20 m x 5-10 m
  • Plant groupingTrees 5 m +
  • LeavesJuvenile leaves - egg-shaped, stalked, paired for the first few leaves only, to 8 cm x 5 cm. Adult - elliptic to broadly lance-shaped with wavy edges, 6-10 cm x 1.2-5 cm
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering timeJanuary
  • FlowersClusters of 7 small diamond-shaped buds. Fruit hemispherical with 3-4 slightly raised valves.
  • Bird attractingGeneral - food and habitat
  • Butterfly attractingBoth food for caterpillars and nectar for butterflies.
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsHeavy clay soils on river flats and flood plains, tolerates some inundation. Frost resistant. Full sun or partial shade.
  • Garden useSmall shade or windbreak tree for winter wet areas. A significant tree within the Shire.
  • Commercially availableIndigenous nursery
  • Conservation statusRare in Victoria with few known populations. Most populations may fall within the Shire. Endemic to Victoria
  • Aboriginal Use Eucalypts provided food, medicines, containers, string and tools.
  • Related speciesSimilar to Eucalyptus ovata but smaller in leaf, bud and fruit. Bark is rough over the whole trunk.
Photographer/s: 1 Yarra Ranges Council photo library; 2, 3, 4 Marilyn Bull ©

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