Eucalyptus rubida ssp rubida

Candlebark, Ribbon gum, White gum


Description: This species has an open crown habit and is recognized by the tall tree habit and smooth white bark, often with red to red-brown old patches with horizontal insect scars.  It differs from E. dalrympleana, mainly in bark color and the glaucous juvenile leaves. The wood is tough, but not durable and is useful in fencing. Trees produce nectar for honey production. Found in the high tablelands and mountains of New South Wales, Victorian Alps, Tasmania and a small area of South Australia. Flowers are small and in clusters of 3, white in color and open in late summer followed by cup-shaped seed capsules.

Culture: Sun, acid pH soils, clay, gravels or loam, 24-64" annual rainfall.

Uses: Food source for Koala browse, ornamental plantings, hedges and windbreaks, shade trees, firewood, honey production, frost tolerant plant.

Climate Data: Favors cool humid to warm sub-humid climate.  Heat index, hot: 86 degrees F, cold: 24 degrees F.  Rainfall 600-1600 mm (24 - 64 inches), altitude (Tasmania 75-750 m), (Snowy Mountains 1400 m).

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Medium tree 36 to 60' (12-20 m), lignotuber
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Fast
Native New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletLarge tree to 60'
bulletFast growing
bulletGrown primarily for its attractive bark colors

Problem Solving Features

bulletBest in poor soils with low fertility
bulletLow maintenance
bulletSun lover
bulletNo fertilizer needed
bulletProvides attractive bark colors

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  Approximately 40 days for total germination.  Typical germination rate 223 per gram.


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