Eucalyptus leucoxylon ssp. megalocarpa
Large-fruited Blue Gum

Uses: A highly ornamental and hardy small tree for more open locations, wider verges, median strips, parks and reserves. Good for erosion control.
Attracts nectar eating birds and insects.
Flowers especially attract bees which make excellent honey
Cultural use: Wood used to make fighting sticks and shields by indigenous peoples.
Note: This species is classified schedule 2, Regulation 24.3 under the Sewerage Act and may be planted in any street or road in any drainage area provided they are not planted closer than 3.5 metres to any sewer main or connection. They should also not be planted closer than 3.5 metres to any sewer pipe in home gardens.

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

:SE: South Eastern
For detail on these regions refer to the user guide.

  • Canopy Shape canopy-open Open
  • Height 4-12m
  • Spread 5-10m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Myrtaceae
  • Botanical Name Eucalyptus leucoxylon ssp. megalocarpa
  • Common Name Large-fruited Blue Gum
  • Origin SA, Vic
  • Habit Upright to spreading
  • Landscape 2nd line coast, Coastal footslopes, Plains, Footslopes, Hills
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Lime, Moderate frost
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour White, Cream, Pink
  • Flowering Time Spring, Autumn
  • Foliage Grey-green
  • Flower Type Eucalypt-type
  • Purpose Ornamental, Habitat, Erosion
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Trunk Smooth
  • Form Medium Tree (Usually between 5m & 11m)