Eucalyptus rossii. inland scribbly gum

Family Myrtaceae
Description medium sized tree with striking white trunk.
Flowering Time spring-summer
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Florabank Profile
Vegetation Communities NSW Western Slopes Dry Sclerophyl Forests and Southern Tableland Dry Sclerophyl Forests
Soil Types Specialises in low-nutrient, dry, rocky, skeletal soils on a variety of substrates including sandstone, granite, and mudstones.
Values / Uses
Revegetation / Habitat Values Dominant or co-dominant canopy tree. Old trees frequently shed limbs and are particularly abundant in nesting hollows.
Amenity / Ornamental Values Attractive tree, the trunk is very striking, varying in colour across the year from white, to blothchy grey, salmon and pink. White only reasonably showy. Limb-shedding habit limits its use to broadacre landscapes.
Other Values Extremely useful for revegetation of eroded sites, quarries and mines with rocky, skeletal substrates without topsoil, particularly those of sedimentary origin or coarse texture.
Water Deficit extremely high
Compaction low
Waterlogging low
Shade low
Minimum Temperature -8 degrees
Average no. Seeds per Gram 123
Viability Period long
Dormancy none
Treatment none
Days From First to Last Germination at 25 Degrees 5-28
Direct Seeding