Eucalyptus cosmophylla
Cup Gum

Uses: As a shade or shelter tree in parks and reserves. Can be used as a small street tree. Attracts native birds and insects.
Note: This species is classified schedule 1, Regulation 24.2 under the Sewerage Act and may be planted in any street or road in any drainage area provided they are not planted closer than two metres to any sewer main or connection.

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

:SL: Southern Lofty
:KI: Kangaroo Island
For detail on these regions refer to the user guide.

  • Canopy Shape canopy-open Open
  • Height 2-10m
  • Spread 2-10m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
    • position-partshade Part Shade
  • Family Myrtaceae
  • Botanical Name Eucalyptus cosmophylla
  • Common Name Cup Gum
  • Origin SA
  • Habit Dense canopy, Straight trunk
  • Landscape 2nd line coast, Coastal footslopes, Footslopes, Plains, Hills
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Rock, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Moderate frost
  • Supplementary Watering Moderate
  • Flower Colour Cream
  • Flowering Time Autumn, Winter
  • Foliage Grey-green
  • Flower Type Eucalypt-type
  • Purpose Ornamental, Habitat, Shade
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Trunk Rough, Smooth
  • Form Medium Tree (Usually between 5m & 11m)
  • Indigenous to the Adelaide Region