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 soils. The 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|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to fast|
|Soil Type||Sandy loam|
|Soil Moisture (minimum)||630 mm (25") per year|
|Native||New South Wales, Victoria|
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