Murray River red gum
Description: A large, specimen or landscape tree. Trunk diameters of 12' have been recorded! (Now, if you have 9 lives, then you might see yours grow up that big!) It is grown more for its impressive size rather than foliage or flowers. It is able to withstand dry periods or water-logged soils and also tolerates poor or dry soils. It yields an exceedingly hard, durable timber and this species is widely planted throughout the world. Food source for Koala browse. Found widely throughout all of Australia in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, West Australia, Northern Territory. Suitable for moderate saline sites (ECe 400-800 mS/m.
Uses: Shade tree, firewood, water logged areas, honey production, salt affected areas, wind resistant.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 8|
|Type||Tall tree up to 150', usually tops out around 70'|
|Soil type||Sandy loam|
|Soil moisture (minimum)||200 mm (8")|
|Native||Most of Australia|
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