Forest red gum
Description: This fast growing tree has a straight trunk and dense crown. The bark is smooth, shedding in sheets or flakes to reveal mottled colors of gray, white and blue. It is being grown in Brazil for timber, mulch and other related products and is harvested on a 7 year cycle. The species is reported to be fast growing, up to 150' in Brazil in 7 years! In Australia, Eucalyptus tereticornis is found along the coastal ranges of New South Wales, extending into Queensland and New Guinea with some stands in the wetlands of eastern Victoria.
Culture: Sun, sand or gravel loams, acid pH, 26" annual rainfall.
Uses: Koala browse, ornamental plantings, hedges and windbreaks, shade trees, saw timber, firewood, frost tolerant plant.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 8|
|Type||Tall tree to 140', 50 m, lignotuber|
|Native||New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, New Guinea|
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