Eucalyptus robusta

Swamp mahogany

 

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
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Fassssssssssst
Native New South Wales, Queensland
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletLarge tree to 98'
bulletFast growing
bulletSuitable for wet areas

Problem Solving Features

bulletDoes well in moist to wet soils
bulletLow maintenance
bulletSun lover
bulletNo fertilizer needed
bulletFast growing
bulletProfuse flowers

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  250-450 viable seeds per gram.  80% germination rate.
 
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