This iconic Australian tree is highly drought tolerant once established. This is a large tree 20-30m high and 15-20m wide, valued for timber, honey and fuel wood. It produces masses of white flowers from late spring to summer. This plant is a food source and nesting site for birds.
Isolated mature trees have a tendency to drop major limbs after dry summers and should be fenced off where people congregate.
Trees 7 metres +
Semi-arid with winter rain,
Moist temperate with warm summers,
Winter rains with dry summers
Central Highlands Garden,
Yarra Valley Water plants,
Alice Water Smart