Eucalyptus brookeriana

Brooker's gum


Description: This species is often confused with E. ovata, but this one is from mostly inland areas of Tasmania with high rainfall and fertile soils.  It is much taller and a straighter tree. Leaves are pale green on the underside, darker green on top. The bark is rough and fibrous on the lower trunk, smooth above and orange, red, olive green to cream. The multicolored bark is an outstanding feature.  White flowers appear in groups of 7. 

Culture: Clay-loam, gravels, loam, sand, sandy loam, acid range pH 5.5 to 6.4, annual rainfall minimum of 34 inches per year.

Uses: Ornamental, shade tree, fast growth rate, multi-colored bark.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Large tree to 131', lignotuber
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Fast, 6'+ per year once established
Placement Sun
Soil moisture (minimum) 850 mm (34") per year
Native Tasmania
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletTall tree to 131'
bulletMulti-colored bark
bulletWhite flowers

Problem Solving Features

bulletAttractive accent plant or tree
bulletAverage to moderate moisture needs
bulletFast growth rate in sun

Pricing - See Price List Here

* Seed germinates best if sown on  the surface of the media.  Germination 2-3 weeks at 70-75 degrees F.  No pre-treatment needed.  410 seeds per gram.
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