Plant name: Ribbon gum
Plant type: shrubs / bushes / trees
Origin: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA.
Cultural notes: Prefers moist fertile soils in full sun. Drier conditions will stunt the growth of the tree.
Tolerates: Frost tolerant, moderately drought tolerant.
Flowering season: Summer and autumn.
Flower colour: Egg-shaped buds are occuring in clusters are followed by small white flowers. The fruit are round with 3 or 4 projecting valves.
Foliage colour: The adult leaves are glossy dark green, pendant, lance-shaped and 20cm long. The juvenile leaves are shorter and a dull green.
Width: Up to 10m
Height: Up to 55m
Plant spacing: 400cm apart
Recommended uses: A good fast growing shade tree for large gardens and parkland. Habitat for koalas, possums and birds.
Description: A large, fast-growing tree reaching a height of 55m. Rough grey-brown bark at the base of the trunk, smooth, mostly white bark above. The upper branches shed bark in long ribbons, often left hanging from the tree.