Eucalyptus leucoxylon ssp. leucoxylon
South Australian Blue Gum

Uses: As a shade or shelter tree in open parks and reserves and suitable as a street tree in wider locations.
Attracts nectar eating birds and insects for food and habitat.
Flowers especially attract bees which make excellent honey.
Cultural use: Wood used to make fighting sticks and shields by indigenous peoples.

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

:NL: Northern Lofty
:SL: Southern Lofty
:KI: Kangaroo Island
:SE: South Eastern
For detail on these regions refer to the user guide.

  • Canopy Shape canopy-open Open
  • Height 8-30m
  • Spread 6-20m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Myrtaceae
  • Botanical Name Eucalyptus leucoxylon ssp. leucoxylon
  • Common Name South Australian Blue Gum
  • Origin SA
  • Habit Upright to spreading
  • Landscape Hills, Footslopes, Plains
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Lime, Moderate frost
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Red
  • Flowering Time Spring, Winter
  • Foliage Grey-green
  • Flower Type Eucalypt-type
  • Purpose Ornamental, Habitat
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Trunk Smooth
  • Form Tall Tree (Usually exceeds 10m)