Australian Native Plants

  Eucalyptus leucoxylon (Blue Gum)

Eucalyptus leucoxylon photo
Eucalyptus leucoxylon at Maranoa Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria,

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Eucalyptus leucoxylon photo
Flower buds of Eucalyptus leucoxylon in the Little Desert National Park, Stringybark Nature Walk, Victoria

Photograph by Murray Fagg. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Description, Habitat and Distribution information is sourced from: G.M.Chippendale (2017) Eucalyptus leucoxylon. In: Flora of Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra. Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


distribution map showing range of Eucalyptus leucoxylon in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

Common Name
Blue Gum

Other Names
Yellow Gum

The Blue Gum is a tree or mallee. Bark rough, fibrous to 2 m, grey to dark grey, then smooth, white, grey, yellow and/or blue above. Juvenile leaves opposite, broadly lanceolate to ovate or orbicular, cordate, sometimes connate, green or glaucous, slightly discolorous. Adult leaves narrowly lanceolate to lanceolate, acuminate; lamina green to glaucous; intramarginal vein up to 3 mm from margin; petiole terete. Umbels 3-flowered; peduncle terete. Buds ovoid, sometimes rostrate, or fusiform; operculum conical to rostrate, usually narrower than hypanthium; hypanthium hemispherical. Fruits hemispherical, subglobular, ovoid or campanulate, sometimes ribbed; valves 4-6, included.


Occurs in south-eastern S.A., including Kangaroo Is., extending to south-western Vic., with a small isolated occurrence between Euston and Barham, N.S.W.

Growth Characteristics
Height: 8m - 30m
Spread: 8m - 25m

Common Name:Blue Gum

Relatives in same Genus
  Eucalyptus acaciiformis
  Eucalyptus accedens
  Eucalyptus acies
  Eucalyptus albens
  Eucalyptus bancroftii
  Eucalyptus baxteri
  Eucalyptus caleyi
  Eucalyptus camaldulensis
  Eucalyptus camphora
  Eucalyptus cloeziana
  Eucalyptus crebra
  Eucalyptus crenulata
  Eucalyptus curtisii
  Eucalyptus dealbata
  Eucalyptus dumosa
  Eucalyptus eugenioides
  Eucalyptus forrestiana
  Eucalyptus goniocalyx
  Eucalyptus grandis
  Eucalyptus intertexta
  Eucalyptus largiflorens
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