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Please note: The project is aimed at revegetating the understorey, therefore only 5% of your order may be made up of trees (including small, medium and large) eg. In a box of 20 plants 1 of the plants may be a tree species.

Common name: South Australian Blue gum
Height: 10 – 20m
Width: 8- 12m canopy

Description: Larger sized tree with white/grey trunk above lower trunk bark.  Juvenile leaves are quite blue then turning greener.  Cream flowers usually in spring. Grey fruits.

Growing and distribution: Rainfall above 500mm usually required.  Generally south of North Para/Gawler.

Beneficial Attributes: Aboriginal people collected leaves for steam baths to heal various illnesses. Gum used to seal burns and cuts. Bark fibre used to make string. Seeds and sap were eaten.  Butterfly nectar food plant. Attracts birds.

Specific location issues: rain>450.