Tree, broadleaf evergreen, broad columnar Height : 2.5m to 20m included Origin : Southeast Australia (coast of New South Wales to southern Victoria) Environment : coastal forests, swamps, rivers, creek banks, salt marshes; on clay or sandy deep, poor soils Climate : warm, temperate; salt-tolerant; in full sunlight
Notes : Also known as Bangalay. The most notable feature of this species is that it can withstand occasional flooding or water-logged, wet soils. It is indeed a hardy species, well tolerant of salt, frost, and drought. It is therefore an excellent choice for urban decoration of marine cities. It also is an excellent timber tree. It has a moderately fast growth and is much appreciated by Koalas, who browse the foliage. It loves full sun. It is used for the production of honey.