Australian Native Plants

  Eucalyptus scoparia (Wallangarra White Gum)

Eucalyptus scoparia photo
Photographed at Maranoa Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria,

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Eucalyptus scoparia photo
Eucalyptus scoparia flowers and buds

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Eucalyptus scoparia photo
Flower buds of Eucalyptus scoparia

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

Growth Characteristics information is sourced from: State Flora Catalog, Government of South Australia Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


distribution map showing range of Eucalyptus scoparia in Australia

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

Common Name
Wallangarra White Gum

Tree to 15 m. Bark smooth, powdery throughout, white to pale grey. Juvenile leaves opposite to subopposite, petiolate, narrowly elliptic, green, slightly discolorous. Adult leaves alternate, narrowly lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, acuminate; lamina 10-15 cm long, 0.6-1 cm wide, shining, green; lateral veins faint, at 12° -15° ; intramarginal vein up to 1 mm from margin; petiole terete, 8-12 mm long. Peduncle slightly flattened or terete, 4-8 mm long; pedicels terete, 2-4 mm long. Buds ovoid; operculum conical, slightly rostrate, c. 3 mm long, 3-4 mm wide; hypanthium cylindrical, 2-3 mm long, 3-4 mm wide. Fruits ovoid, 4-5 mm long and wide; disc ascending; valves usually 3, level or slightly exserted.

Grows on granite outcrops and slopes often as scattered trees in open forest and woodland.

Restricted to Mt Norman and Castle Rock, Qld.

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 9 - 16
Spread (m): 8 - 10
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 600
Flower Colour: white
Flower Season: summer, autumn, winter

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)

Common Name:Wallangarra White Gum

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