Eucalyptus melliodora

Yellow box, Honey box, Yellow ironbark

Description: A tall forest tree with fibrous to thin flaky bark on the trunk.  Bark colors are yellow/brown to yellow/gray, the smooth bark is pale gray to yellow.  Eucalyptus melliodora (Latin melleus, honey, odora, sweet smell of the flowers.

Culture: Sun, acid pH soils, sandy loam, 20" annual rainfall.

Uses: Ornamental, wind resistant, shade, honey, fragrant leaves, sawmill, firewood.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Large tree to 30 m (90'), lignotuber
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Moderate
Native New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletLarge tree to 90'
bulletFrost tolerant
bulletSweet scented flowers
bullet20" annual moisture needs

Problem Solving Features

bulletGood species for full sun
bulletGood in average to moist soils
bulletLow maintenance
bulletNo fertilizer needed
bulletModerate growth rate

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  220-350 seeds per gram (22-35 per 100 milligrams)
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