Eucalyptus johnstonii

 Tasmanian Yellow Gum


Description: This species is named for its colorful yellow/orange/green streaks that are exposed as the bark peels. Juvenile leaves are opposite and shining dark green. Closely related to E. subcrenulata, but is taller and has broader buds and fruits. Used for cabinet grade timer. Reported to re-sprout after -12 degrees F. Found in SE Tasmania, Florentine and Weld Valleys, Wellington Range above 400 m.

Culture: Sun, acid pH, clay loam, loam, sandy loam soil.

Uses: Ornamental, shade tree, beautiful bark colors, glossy green leaves.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Large tree to 131' (40m), lignotuber
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Moderate
Culture Low to moderate moisture
Native Tasmania
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletLarge tree to 131'
bulletAttractive shiny green foliage
bulletAttractive peeling bark colors of yellow/orange/green

Problem Solving Features

bulletVery attractive accent plant or tree
bulletLow moisture needs
bulletLow maintenance

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*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  Cold treat 28 days.
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