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Eucalyptus haemostoma (Scribbly Gum)

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Plant description

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Eucalyptus haemostoma is the lovely scribbly gum, featured in the May Gibbs Bib and Bub childrens books. It has a beautiful white or grey trunk with its intriguing insect-caused scribbles. It has thin ribbons of shedding bark as well.  It grows in a wonderfully contorted, spreading shape to give a characteristically Australian tree. Has cream white flowers. Use it as a feature tree for an informal bush garden look. It needs very little maintenance. Naturally grows on Sydney sandstone soils, so needs a well drained soil. Good for cool to warm temperate climate.

Further reading: Australian Native Trees and Top Gum Trees for Gardens (articles written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: White
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 15 metres
Minimum height: 10 metres

Maximum width: 15 metres
Minimum width: 10 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: all year.

Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus.

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