Eucalyptus obliqua

Messmate Stringybark, Messmate

Subgenus EUCALYPTUS

Description: This species does best in cooler areas with adequate moisture. The bark is rough, fibrous and stringy, gray to red-brown in color. Leaves are glossy green with a sharp pointed end. An important Australian hardwood used in construction. Drought and shade tolerant, a straight trunk tree.

Uses: Koala browse, ornamental plantings, shade, sawmill timber, honey production, perfumed flowers, frost resistant, wind resistant, pulpwood.

Climate Data: Favors cool, sub-humid to humid climate.  Heat index, hot: 84 degrees F, cold: 17 degrees F.  Rainfall 500-2400 mm (20-96 inches), altitude near seal level to 1200 m.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Large tree to 275' (90 m)
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Fast
Placement Sun
Soil Type Loam
Soil Moisture (minimum) 500 mm 20" per year
Native South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, Queensland
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletVery large tree to 275'
bulletDrought and shade tolerant
bulletGlossy green leaves
bulletAttractive bark

Problem Solving Features

bulletShade tolerant
bulletDrought tolerant
bulletLow maintenance
bulletFast growing
bulletNo fertilizer needed
bulletLoves moisture

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  Approximately 27 days for total germination.  Typical germination rate 57 per gram.  Cold treat 28 days.
 
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