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Eucalyptus blakelyi

Plant name: Blakelyi’s red gum

Plant type: shrubs / bushes / trees

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Description: A medium to large tree growing to 25m in height with a loose V-shaped canopy. Smooth, grey bark mottled with patches of white, grey-blue, pinkish-brown and creamy yellow. Adult foliage is pointed and lance-shaped, spanning up to 16cm long.

Origin: NSW, ACT, Qld, Vic.

Cultural notes:  Prefers a sunny position in well-drained soils.

Tolerates: Tolerant of frost, drought and salt.

Flowering type and season: Flowers in spring and summer. White or pink flowers occur in the leaf axils.

Foliage type and colour: The mature foliage is a dull grey-green colour and curved lanceolate in shape, growing to 16cm in length. Juvenile foliage is similar in colour but shorter and broader in shape.

Soil type: Prefers well-draining, moist soils. Loamy soils are best. Will tolerate occasional water-logging

Width: Up to 5m

Height: Up to 25m

Recommended uses: A great shade tree, bee and wildlife attractant.