Messmate Stringybark, Messmate
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)|
|Soil Moisture (minimum)||500 mm 20" per year|
|Native||South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, Queensland|
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