Description: This species is often confused with E. ovata, but this one is from mostly inland areas of Tasmania with high rainfall and fertile soils. It is much taller and a straighter tree. Leaves are pale green on the underside, darker green on top. The bark is rough and fibrous on the lower trunk, smooth above and orange, red, olive green to cream. The multicolored bark is an outstanding feature. White flowers appear in groups of 7.
Culture: Clay-loam, gravels, loam, sand, sandy loam, acid range pH 5.5 to 6.4, annual rainfall minimum of 34 inches per year.
Uses: Ornamental, shade tree, fast growth rate, multi-colored bark.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 8|
|Type||Large tree to 131', lignotuber|
|Growth Rate||Fast, 6'+ per year once established|
|Soil moisture (minimum)||850 mm (34") per year|
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Last update: Monday August 29, 2011 04:48 PM