Eucalyptus dealbata. tumble-down red gum

Family Myrtaceae
Description Small, often multi-stemmed tree with rather irregular form.
Flowering Time Spring
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Florabank Profile
Vegetation Communities NSW Western Slopes Dry Sclerophyl Forests, Western Slopes Grassy Woodland, Southern Tableland Grassy Woodland and Southern Tableland Dry Sclerophyl Forests, often the dominant species in localised areas.
Soil Types Specialises in skeletal volcanic soils, usually on ridges, rises and escarrpments.
Values / Uses
Revegetation / Habitat Values Sometimes co-dominant with other woodland trees but but often locally dominant in isolated patches. Flowers profusely and reliably from year to year.
Amenity / Ornamental Values An extremely attractive small tree with a colourful, often multi-stemmed trunk contrasting with a bluish-grey crown. Creamy white flowers are also very abandunt and attractive. Small enough for use in gardens. Individual trees vary in the degree of blueish colour in the foliage.
Other Values Extremely useful for revegetation of eroded sites, quarries and mines with rocky, skeletal substrates without topsoil, provided the parent material is basic.
Tolerances
Water Deficit extremely high
Compaction average to possibly high
Waterlogging average to possibly high
Shade low
Minimum Temperature -10 degrees
Seed & Germination Details
Average no. Seeds per Gram 631
Viability Period long
Dormancy none
Treatment none
Days From First to Last Germination at 25 Degrees 3-21
Direct Seeding