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Eucalyptus ovata var. ovata|Swamp Gum

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Fast growing upright tree, often low branching. Canopy open. Bark rough over lower part of trunk or smooth from the base, shedding from upper trunk and branches.
Size (W x H)
8-20m x 8-30m
Young leaves dull, elliptic to 15cm x 8.5cm. Adult - glossy, egg-shaped, wavy edges, to 15cm x 30-50mm
Clusters of 7 diamond-shaped buds. Fruit funnel-shaped with flat top, 3-4 valves not exserted.
Flower colour
Flower time
variable, March to November
Growing conditions
Poorly drained infertile and clay soils which may dry out in summer. Frost resistant. Full sun, semi shade.
Commonly used for
Windbreak or light shade tree for swampy areas and creek banks. Koala food plant.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts birds
Attracts butterflies
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory