Description: This is a variable size species that can range from a shrub to a tall tree. It is often found in the higher rainfall areas of the Mt. Lofty Ranges and near coastal areas. It grows best in high rainfall areas in well drained soils. Juvenile leaves are orbicular, discolorous. Adult leaves are falcate to broad-lanceolate, very large and shiny dark green. Flowers and fruits are in groups of 7-15. The bark is very stringy, gray to red-brown in color.
Culture: This species does not tolerate waterlogged or alkaline soils. Full to part sun, sand, loam, clay, gravels or well-drained, acid or neutral. Suitable for coppice.
Uses: Shade, shelter, cut foliage, erosion control.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 8|
|Type||Large tree 120' (to 40 m), lignotuber|
|Flower Color||White clusters 1" diameter|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to fast|
|Culture||18" minimum annual rainfall|
|Native||New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia|
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