Eucalyptus gomphocephala


A tall tree native to the south-western coastal plain.

Features: A large and hardy tree with a variety of tolerances - limestone soils, drought and moderately salt tolerant
Applications: Parks, open spaces, golf courses.
Description The Tuart occurs naturally in sandy and limestone soils so has useful tolerances for WA various sites. Widespread in areas like Busselton and Dunsborough, the Tuart matures to be a sizeable tree with rough light-grey bark along its limbs, dark green leaves and white, cream or yellowish flowers in late summer or autumn.
Availability: Torbay : In production
Mature height: 20-35
Mature spread: 8-15
Canopy: Irregular canopy with erect crown. Moderate shade.
Growth rate: Moderate
Cautions: Avoid root disturbance
Tolerances: Drought tolerant. Moderately salt tolerant. Limestone soils. Resistant to phytopthora.
Sun demands: Full sun or part shade
Soil demands: Occurs naturally in sandy and limestone 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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