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|
|Native||New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania|
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