Eucalyptus ovata

Swamp gum, Black gum


Description: This species is good for wet areas and will experience fast growth if adequate moisture is available. Suitable for waterlogged sites in sands or clay and it will also grow well in dry sites that have high rainfall. A favorite food of the Koala. Swamp gum is easily recognized by the broad but thin, glossy green adult leaves and the small diamond shaped buds in groups of seven. The fruits are distinctly obconical (like an upturned cone).  New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, coastal areas.  Suitable for slightly  saline sites (ECe 200-400 mS/m.

Culture: Sun, moist, sandy clay, acid pH.  Prefers areas of poor drainage.  23"+ annual rainfall.

Uses: Ornamental plantings, shade, sawmill timber, good for waterlogged areas, honey production, coastal area planting, frost resistant, wind resistant, Koala browse.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Large tree to 60' (20 m), lignotuber
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Fast
Native New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSuitable for wet soils
bulletLarge tree to 60'
bulletFast growing

Problem Solving Features

bulletExcellent species for wet areas
bulletDoes well in sand or clay
bulletLow maintenance
bulletLikes sun
bulletNo fertilizer needed

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*Seed germinates easily with normal methods, suggest cold treatment 28 days. Approximately 15 days for total germination.  Typical germination rate 352 per gram.


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