Description: This species is excellent for those wet areas and can grow in most any type soil. Bark is red-brown in color and rough in texture. Leaves are large, dark green and flowers are white, produced in profuse groups of 9 to 15. The wood is used in construction in wet areas and it is durable and resistant to marine borers. It is found native in a narrow coastal strip in New South Wales northwards into Queensland. This is a fast growing species, the picture of the leaf above was on a plant less than one year old that is already over 6' tall. It grows so fast from seed we rarely cultivate it for our own use as the plants quickly get too large to ship. Suitable for moderate saline sites (ECe 400-800 mS/m.
Culture: Sun, clay, sandy loam, pH 5.5 to 6.4, annual rainfall minimum of 40 inches per year.
Uses: Koala browse, shade tree, timber, suitable for waterlogged areas, honey production, wind resistant.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 8|
|Type||Large tree to 98' (30 m), NO lignotuber|
|Native||New South Wales, Queensland|
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