Eucalyptus propinqua

Small fruited gray gum


Description: This species is native in Wyong in New South Wales  northwards into Queensland, commonly along the coastal areas.  It offers a shedding bark that reveals orange to copper color trunk.  Flower color is white in groups of 7 to 15.  The foliage is suitable as Koala browse.  It is generally found along coastal areas around Wyong in New South Wales and northwards into Queensland.  The wood is very hard and durable. Koalas eat the leaves and yellow-bellied gliders eat the sap. Flowers used by honeyeaters and lorikeets.

Culture: Sun, acid pH soils, clay-loam, 34" annual rainfall.

Uses: Ornamental plantings, shade, sawmill timber, honey production.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Large tree to 131', lignotuber
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Moderate to fast
Native New South Wales, Queensland
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletUnique bark colors
bulletKoala browse
bulletHeavy, durable timber

Problem Solving Features

bulletModerate to fast growing
bulletBest in poor soils with low fertility
bulletLow maintenance
bulletLow moisture needs
bulletNo fertilizer needed
bulletDessert for Koala (in case you have one!)

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  230-465 seeds per gram.
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