Tree, broadleaf evergreen, broad columnar Height : 4.5m to 24m included Origin : East and Southeast Australia (Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria) Environment : Open forests; in dry sites; on well-drained sandy soils Climate : warm, temperate
Notes : The Spotted Gum is one of the best known of all Eucalypts due to the tall growth habit and the distinctive bark, which is blotched with patches of old bark over the smooth cream-coloured underlayer. It flowers winter to spring. It is a very decorative species but the big size makes it suitable only for parklands or large properties. Excessive humidity can cause fungal disfiguration of the leaves. The very strong timber is exploited for construction uses.