Eucalyptus botryoides

Bangalay, Southern mahogany


Description: This large species is found on deep, poor sandy soils in New South Wales and Victoria. It occurs from Newcastle, south to eastern Victoria.  The bark is fibrous to flaky, brown to gray-brown in color on the main trunk and branches. Smaller branches are smooth, white or gray-white in color. The best outstanding feature of this species is its ability to withstand occasional flooding or water-logged, wet soilsThe flowers are white and occur in groups of 7 or 11.   Suitable for moderate  saline sites (ECe 400-800 mS/m. Excellent timber tree.

Culture: Tolerant of saline soils, frost and drought.  Sand, loam, clay, gravels, boggy, damp, well drained, acid, neutral, alkaline 8.

Uses: Koala browse, shade tree, firewood, timber suitable for ground contact, honey production, coastal areas, salt affected area, windbreaks and wind resistant, frost tolerant.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9, reported as "frost hardy"
Type Large tree to 130' (40 m), lignotuber
Flower Color White 
Growth Rate Moderate to fast
Placement Sun
Soil Type Sandy loam
Soil Moisture (minimum) 630 mm (25") per year
Native New South Wales, Victoria
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletLarge tree to 130'
bulletTolerates occasional flooding or water-logged soils
bulletUnique bark types
bulletExcellent timber tree
bulletSuitable for moderate saline sites

Problem Solving Features

bulletGreat for moist/wet soils
bulletFast growing
bulletSun loving
bulletNo fertilizer needed

Pricing - See Price List Here

* Seed germinates best if sown on  the surface of the media.  Germination 2-3 weeks at 70-75 degrees F.  No pre-treatment needed.  214-300 seeds per gram.
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