Corymbia maculata

Spotted gum

The Spotted gum is a large and impressive tree with distinctive smooth and dappled bark.

Features: Impressive size. Smooth and spotted bark. Hardy.
Applications: Feature specimen for parks and large spaces. Large streetscape tree. Attractive in closely planted stands.
Description With its stately size and feature bark, the tree is ideal for use in parks and on larger properties - attractive in closely planted stands or with appropriate companion planting. While often associated with damper sub-tropical climates it also occurs naturally in drier areas so can cope with such climates provided suitable water is available. A close relative of the Lemon-scented gum (Cor. citriodora), it shares many characterstics and common suitabilities.
Availability: Champion Lakes : 100L
Mature height: 30-60
Mature spread: 15
Canopy: Loosely rounded, open, irregular. Moderate shade.
Growth rate: Fast
Cautions: Size- adult trees can be very large.
Tolerances: Poor and difficult soils. Dry climates.
Sun demands: Full sun or part shade
Soil demands: Tolerates poor soils.
Water demands: Low
Native or Exotic: Native
Leaf habit: Evergreen
Family: Myrtaceae
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Additional references and recommended reading:

Boland, D. J. et al (2006) "Forest Trees of Australia" 5th Edition, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

Gilman, Edward F. (1997) "Trees for Urban and Suburban Landscapes", Florida: Delmar Cengage Learning.

Lorenz von Ehren "Von Ehren Manual" 2nd Edition, Hamburg.

Rushforth, K. (2001) "Easy Tree Guide, Britain and Europe", London: Aurum Press.

Urban Forests Ecosystems Institute, "SelecTree - A Tree Selection Guide" retrieved from 2009.

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