Description: A tall tree often found growing in pure stands of mountain tops in Victoria, Blue Range, Mt. Monda, Mt. Torbreck. Also found in high mountains of New South Wales, Tallaganda State Forest, Brown Mountain; 1500 m altitude at Barrington Tops. Bright blue-green leaves and shining bark make this an outstanding specimen. Note the square juvenile stems. A little slow to establish, it may need some protection the first year and then step back and watch it grow! It appears higher rainfall areas get the fastest growth. I find the fragrance to be sweetly scented - it reminds me of "Wrigley's juicyfruit gum." Add about a dozen leaves to your bath water for a relaxing treat!
Culture: Sun, acid loam, clay-loam or clay soils, 30"+ rainfall.
Uses: Aromatherapy, ornamental plantings, sawmill timber, frost resistant plant, pulpwood.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 8|
|Type||Large tree to 230' (70m), NO lignotuber|
|Native||New South Wales, Victoria|
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