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Eucalyptus blakelyi

blakely's red gum

A medium to large tree growing to 25m in height. Smooth, grey bark mottled with patches of white, grey-blue, pinkish-brown and creamy yellow. Adult foliage is pointed, lance shaped and up to 16cm long.
 
originNSW, ACT, Qld, Vic.
cultural notesPrefers a sunny position in well drained soils.
toleratesTolerant of frost, drought and salt.
flowering seasonSpring and Summer.
flower colourWhite or pink flowers occuring in the leaf axils.
foliage colourThe mature foliage is a dull grey-green in colour, curved lanceolate growing to 16cm in length. Juvenile foliage is similar in colour but shorter and broader in shape.
widthup to 5m
heightup to 25m
plant spacing200cm apart
recommended usesShade tree, bee attractant.

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