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Eucalyptus cypellocarpa|Mountain Grey Gum

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Description
Upright tree with dense canopy and smooth grey-white bark shedding in strips. Thin rough bark at the base.
Size (W x H)
25-65m x 15-30m
Leaves
Glossy thick dark green leaves go through 3 phases: juvenile - broad, stalkless to 17cm, intermediate - very long to 35cm, adult - narrower to 20cm x 25mm.
Flowers
Clusters of 7-flowered cylindrical buds on short flattened stalks. Goblet-shaped fruit with 3 valves at or below the rim.
Flower colour
White
Flower time
December to July
Growing conditions
Prefers deep moist soil in gullies and on slopes. Light frosts. Full sun, semi shade.
Commonly used for
Shade tree for large gardens and parklands. Trees can shed small branches. Honey production.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts birds
Attracts butterflies
Photo gallery
Acknowledgement
Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory