Spotted Gum, Spotted Iron Gum
Description: This species gets the common name for its distinctive, spotted and dimpled bark that is smooth, gray in color and sheds in patches during summer to produce a mottled yellow and gray surface. A beautiful and ornamental, straight trunk tree from Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Strong, lemon scented foliage much like Corymbia citriodora. Reported as somewhat frost hardy after several years growth. Food source for Koala browse.
Uses: Shade tree, timber, firewood, honey, perfumed foliage. Wind resistant tree and good for pulpwood production.
Climate Data: Favors warm humid to sub-humid climate. Heat index, hot: 86 degrees F, cold: 17 degrees F. Rainfall 750-1750 mm (28.8 - 67.3 inches), altitude near seal level to 950 m.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 8|
|Type||Single trunk specimen 82-147' (25-45 m)|
|Flower Color||White to cream|
|Soil type||Sandy loam, gravel|
|Soil Moisture (minimum)||750 mm (30") per year|
|Native||New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland|
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