Eucalyptus siderophloia (MYRTACEAE) Grey Ironbark

Plants to Plant

Tree to 45 m. Locally frequent in wet forest on soils of moderate fertility north from Sydney. Bark persistent throughout, ironbark, grey black. Leaves lanceolate or broad lanceolate, falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull, green or grey green, thick, concolorous, 8–15 cm long, 1–2 mm wide. Inflorescences compound, terminal; 7-flowered, regular, white, or cream, winter-early summer. A slow-growing, long-lived tree, very hardy. Koala friendly.

Photo: Robert Whyte