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Eucalyptus viminalis ssp. viminalis|Manna or Ribbon Gum

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Fast growing upright tree. Smooth white trunk above a rough base of 2-6m. Bark from upper trunk and branches shed in long ribbons in summer.
Size (W x H)
8-15m x 10-50m
Leaves hanging, glossy dark green, juvenile leaves paired, stalkless and lance-shaped to 65mm long, adult narrower, to 20cm long.
Buds egg-shaped on a flattened stalk, in clusters of 3. Fruit round with 3-4 projecting valves.
Flower colour
Flower time
January to May
Growing conditions
Deep moist loam soils, in valleys or low lying areas. Drier soils will produce shorter trees. Frost hardy. Full sun
Commonly used for
Excellent shade tree for large gardens and parkland. Honey production. Food & habitat resource for birds, koalas and possums.
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