Eucalyptus melanophloia

Silver-leaved ironbark

Section Adnataria

Description: This species from South Australia/Queensland.  One of the most widespread of the ironbarks, this hardy tree will tolerate most soil types and is tolerant of frost and periodic drought. The leaves are a pleasing silvery color and the bark is hard and very dark. The tree grows reasonably quickly and is well suited to hard exposed situations.   The white flowers contrast quite well with the juvenile/intermediate leaves of silvery-blue to make quite an attractive canopy.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Tree to 50' (20 m)
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture Moderate moisture
Native New South Wales, Queensland
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletMedium tree to 60'
bulletModerate growth rate
bulletAttractive contrasting white flowers and silvery blue juvenile/intermediate foliage
bulletDoes well in cultivation

Problem Solving Features

bulletPerforms well with moderate moisture
bulletLow maintenance
bulletModerate size species for home garden landscape
bulletAttractive flowers/foliage
bulletNo fertilizer needed

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*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.
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