Eucalyptus dalrympleana

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Mountain white gum
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. dalrympleana
Binomial name
Eucalyptus dalrympleana
Maiden

Eucalyptus dalrympleana, commonly known as broad-leaved kindlingbark[1] or mountain white gum, is a species of flowering plant in the family Myrtaceae, native to southeastern Australia. It is a fast-growing evergreen tree growing to 50 m (164 ft) in favourable conditions, but much smaller in poor soils. Other common names include broad-leaved ribbon gum, mountain gum, seven-flowered mountain gum.[2] The bark is smooth, darkening to salmon pink or light brown before flaking off to reveal new pure white bark. The flowers are white, in umbels of three and are a good source of honey in summer. The blue-green leaves are strongly aromatic, as with most eucalypti.[3]

The species occurs in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. In cultivation in the UK it is fully hardy down to −15 °C (5 °F) but prefers some shelter. It grows best in full sun. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3] [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Eucalyptus dalrympleana". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Eucalyptus dalrympleana AGM". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 36. Retrieved 18 February 2018.