Eucalyptus rudis

Flooded Gum, River Gum

The Flooded Gum is often recognizeable by the 'sock' of rough bark of its lower trunk.

Features: Distinctive 'sock' of rough bark on lower trunk.
Applications: Shade tree. Useful in a variety of sites.
Description Closely related to the River Red Gum (Euc. camaldulensis), the two share many of the same tolerances and preferences. In distinction, the Flooded Gum may be smaller, often occurs naturally with multiple spreading trunks and while its lower trunk will have the characteristic rough bark, the upper reaches of the tree will likely be smooth.
Availability: Champion Lakes : 25L
Mature height: 10-20
Mature spread: 8-15
Canopy: Irregular, spreading. Moderate shade.
Growth rate: Fast
Cautions: Avoid root compaction or disturbance
Tolerances: Tolerates flooding, damp areas. Resistant to phytopthora.
Sun demands: Full sun or part shade
Soil demands: Widely tolerant but prefers most soils - sandy clay, gravel or loam
Water demands: Low, though not as drought-tolerant as other avail
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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