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Swamp Gum

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Kevin Sparrow
Eucalyptus ovata var. ovata

 A fast growing upright gum between 8 - 25 metres tall with a moderately dense canopy. It has rough dark bark which sheds in ribbons from the upper truck and branches leaving a smooth greyish surface. Flowers are white and clustered together. The adult leaves are glossy and oval shaped with wavy edges. This tree will grow on poorly drained clay or alluvial soil near watercourses or swamps and sometimes on slightly drier, undulating hillsides. It prefers sands and clays of swampy flats and poorly drained slopes and hollows and is able to withstand flooding for several months. It will also grow on well drained sites.

Type: 
Tree
Height: 
3+m
Maintenance: 
Low
Flowering Time: 
Autumn
Winter
Spring
Light: 
Sun
Water Requirement: 
Low
Medium
Tolerates: 
Heavy and Clay soil
Sandy Soil
Some Coastal Exposure
Acidic Soils
Biodiversity Benefits: 
Nectar and Pollen
Birds
Plant Origin: 
Local Native
Natural Occurence: 
Vic/NSW/SA/Tas

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