Mountain blue gum, Round-leaved gum, Deane's gum
Description: This species is native in two distinct places: central New South Wales in the valleys of the Blue Mountains of Sydney; the second location is in south-eastern Queensland. It grows straight, tall and fast. The bark is a cream or dark gray color and sheds in plates and ribbons to expose new colors of gray, fawn and yellow. Juvenile leaves are almost rounded, the adult leaves are shaped like a lance. This is the dominant species in the Blue Gum forest and Blue Gum Swamp. It is often confused with E. punctata which is found on drier sites above the slopes of E. deanei forest.
Culture: Sun, acid soil, clay loam, loam, sandy loam soil, moderate moisture.
Uses: Ornamental, shade, fast growth rate.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 8|
|Type||Large tree to 131' (40 m), lignotuber|
|Culture||Moderate moisture needed|
|Native||New South Wales, Queensland|
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