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Plant list by botanical name - Eucalypts

Click on the species name to get further information and pictures of the plant.

We also have a handy key to (nearly) all of the Tasmanian eucalypts called 'Eucaflip' in stock for $10.00.

The prices shown are for plants in tubestock - 50 mm forestry tubes or 75 mm round pots. Larger sizes are available for many species.

Note that all Tasmanian eucalypts have white or cream flowers. All red-flowering gums are mainland species.


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T V W X Z     Acacia     Eucalyptus

Species Name Common Name Description Price
Eucalyptus amygdalina Black Peppermint Widely distributed in the north and east on dry, sandy, pozolic soils. Expect 12-15m in poor soils - up to 25m in better sites. Attractive fine foliage and grey-brown bark. A durable timber for posts. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus archeri Alpine Cider Gum Tasmanian endemic tree to 10 m that occurs at high altitude in areas of poor soil drainage, where it forms the tree-line. Attractive juvenile foliage. Very cold hardy. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus barberi Barber's Gum Grows naturally as a mallee on dry, rocky dolerite hills in the eastern tiers. Expect 8-15m in better conditions, with well displayed white flowers in late winter. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus brookeriana Brooker's Gum Attractive tree that will grow from 18-40m, with a dense pyramidal habit and deep green leaves. Occurs in well-drained rocky soils or alluvial deposits adjacent to streams. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus coccifera Tasmanian Snow Gum Endemic to Tasmania's central and southern mountains. At high altitude it can be quite stunted, reaching greater heights in valleys. Expect 10-15m. Attractive bark.Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus cordata ssp cordata Eastern Silver Gum Cold-hardy endemic Tasmanian shrub or small tree growing 1-3 m. Attractive juvenile silver foliage and large white flowers. May produce adult leaves in garden conditions, but rarely if ever in the bush. Prefers dry to average sites in full sun or part shade. Patchy distribution from Hobart to the east coast. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus cordata ssp quadrangulosa Western Silver Gum A dense growing, silvery foliaged gum, with a pyramidal habit, from 10-15m. Endemic to only small areas of Tasmanias south east including Snug Tiers and Mt Wellington. Bushy from the ground up. Widely used in by natural dyers. Distribution Map
Eucalyptus dalrympleana Mountain White Gum A gum to 25m from hilly and mountain areas of the central and north-east of the state. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus delegatensis Gum-topped Stringybark A fast growing, tall gum from moist forests and mountain slopes. Expect 25-50m. Used for construction timber, joinery and pulp. Handsome foliage. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus globulus Tasmanian Blue Gum A fast growing, tall gum occuring naturally in south-east Tasmania and growing from 25-50m. Tasmania's floral emblem. Juvenile foliage is blue-grey. Large gum nuts. A useful timber tree. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus gunnii ssp. gunnii Cider Gum Endemic to Tasmania's central highlands, a cold hardy tree to 18m. The attractive juvenile foliage is valued for flower arranging. The sweet sap of the rare subspecies divaricata was tapped by the aboriginals to make an alcoholic beverage. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus johnstonii Yellow Gum Endemic to moist mountain slopes in south-eastern Tasmania. Features a yellow-green trunk and shiny leathery leaves. Expect a height of 18-40m. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus morrisbyi Morrisby's Gum One of the rarest eucalypts htat grows naturally in only a small area of south-east Tasmania. An attractive grey foliaged tree to 12-18m, with a smooth white-grey trunk. Well suited to dry and coastal plantings. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus nebulosa Serpentine Peppermint Recently described species from nutrient-poor soils in western Tasmania. In the wild grows with a bluish foliage and a crooked habit to 5 m. Likely to grow larger in better soils. Moist conditions. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus nitida Smithton Peppermint Widespread in western Tasmania, where it grows as a small stunted tree in harsh conditions, but much larger in better sites. Fine foliage, grey bark on the trunk and a height of 10-18m. Tolerates poor soils and wet sites. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus obliqua Stringybark A vigorous tree growing from 15-40m, depending on soils and moisture. Large, dark green leaves and deep brown, stringy bark up the trunk and main branches. A useful timber tree. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus ovata Swamp Gum Well suited to cold, poorly drained sites. A medium height tree from 10-18m, with persistant bark up part of the trunk. Occurs in eastern and northern Tasmania. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus pauciflora Cabbage Gum/ Weeping Gum Usually a stocky small to medium tree, 10-15m, with a white trunk, often twisted, and the branches sometimes pendulous. Very cold hardy. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus perriniana Spinning Gum A small, cold hardy tree to 12m, occuring in isolated pockets in the southern midlands. The rounded blue-grey leaves are retained well into adulthood. Has a clean white or off-white trunk. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus pulchella White Peppermint A graceful, fine foliaged tree to 15m, with a clean trunk. Endemic to south eastern Tasmania and well suited to dry and well drained sites. Not too big for most gardens, due to its light crown. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus radiata Forth River Gum Tall, erect tree found only in a small area of northern Tasmania, but widespread on the mainland. Rarely available. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus regnans Mountain Ash / Swamp Gum The tallest hardwood in the world. Expect 40-60m. Used widely for timber and pulp. Occurs in southern and north eastern Tasmania. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus risdonii Risdon Peppermint A small to medium tree, 8-15m, endemic to Tasmania, and localised to dry hills east of the Derwent River. Characterised by blue-grey foliage and twisted, clean trunks. Used for cut foliage. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus rodwayi Swamp Peppermint Endemic to cold, wet sites in central and eastern Tasmania, where it grows from 10-15m, with rough bark persisting on the trunk and main branches. Often bushy close to the ground. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus rubida Candlebark A tree to 25m with decorative bark. Occuring mainly in the southern midlands in Tasmania, it is cold and drought hardy. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus sieberi Tasmanian Ironbark In Tasmania found only in the north east. A tree from 15-25m, with dark, hard bark. Used for firewood and timber. Attractive reddish colourations in the new growth. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus subcrenulata Alpine Yellow Gum An endemic Tasmanian gum found on the mid-western and southern mountains. Growing from 15-25m, in an open position it is usually bushy to the ground, and thus an excellent windbreak. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus tenuiramis Silver Peppermint A distinctive tree endemic to south eastern Tasmania, growing well on poor, dry soils. A white trunk, bluish young growth, and often a pendulous habit, are features of this tree, growing from 12-20m. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus urnigera Urn Gum Endemic to mountain slopes of south eastern Tasmania, the Urn Gum will grow from 10-25m, depending on its situation. Recommended for moist areas. Urn-shaped gum nuts. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus vernicosa Varnished Gum A rare endemic gum from mountains in Tasmani's west and south. Grows as a shrub or small tree to 3 m with thick glossy leaves. One the smallest-growing eucalypts. It requires a moist situation and is cold and wind hardy. Rarely available. Images Distribution Map
Eucalyptus viminalis White Gum Widespread through eastern and northern Tasmania, the White Gum will grow from 20-45m, depending on the site. With a clean, white trunk, this species provides habitat for Forty-spotted Pardalotes. Images Distribution Map


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