Eucalyptus cladocalyx
Sugar Gum

Uses: Fast growing eucalyptus often used as a plantation tree. Grows tall with lower branches shedding to reveal a long clean trunk. Excellent as a high windbreak but needs under planting due to exposed trunks. Flowers attract bees for honey. The smaller E. cladocalyx var. nana Dwarf Sugar Gum grows to a height from 6-12m and is a better choice for smaller spaces.
This species of eucalyptus is a recognised breeding habitat for the endangered Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos. Growing or retaining stands of these trees will encourage the return of these birds.

This plant is indigenous to the following botanical regions of South Australia.

:EP: Eyre Peninsula
For detail on these regions refer to the user guide.

  • Canopy Shape canopy-open Open
  • Height 20-25m
  • Spread 12-15m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Myrtaceae
  • Botanical Name Eucalyptus cladocalyx
  • Common Name Sugar Gum
  • Origin SA
  • Habit Open to moderately dense
  • Landscape 2nd line coast, Coastal footslopes, Footslopes, Plains
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Lime, Moderate frost
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Cream, Yellow
  • Flowering Time Summer
  • Foliage Bluish-green
  • Flower Type Eucalypt-type
  • Purpose Ornamental, Habitat
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Trunk Shedding
  • Form Tall Tree (Usually exceeds 10m)