Eucalyptus microcorys

Tallowwood

Description: A tall forest tree with rough, reddish-brown bark. The only one in this classification, it is not closely related to any other species. It is recognized by the reddish rough bark, dis-colorous leaves (top of leaf darker than bottom) and funnel-shaped fruits. Found along the coastal areas from Queensland down to Newcastle New South Wales.  Low branching habit and dense crown provides an excellent windbreak and provides strong, durable timber.

Culture: Sun, acid pH soils, gravels and sandy loams, 40" annual rainfall.

Uses: Koala browse, ornamental plantings, hedges or windbreaks, shade trees, sawmill timber, firewood, honey production.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Large forest tree to 180', lignotuber
Flower Color White to lemon yellow
Growth Rate Moderate
Native New South Wales, Queensland
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletLarge tree to 180'
bulletReddish-brown bark
bulletUnique funnel shaped fruits
bulletAttractive creamy white flowers
bulletDurable timber production

Problem Solving Features

bulletGood species for full sun
bulletGood in average to moist soils
bulletLow maintenance
bulletNo fertilizer needed
bulletModerate growth rate

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*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.
 
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