koala food tree - swamp mahogany Swamp Mahogany   Eucalyptus robusta

Native | Full sun | H up to 20m | W 15m | Frost and drought tolerant |

A favourite food tree of koalas. Evergreen with dark green broad leaves with a  dense crown; reddish brown  spongy bark; white cream flowers in later winter / spring   Bees love the flowers and produce delicious eucalypt honey. The bark is is thick and spongy

Category / Uses: Tree: will help save koalas from extinction. A great shade and wind break tree. Soil binding. Bees love the nectar in the flowers and produce delicious eucalypt honey.  Timber is good for construction in wet area.

Position: prefers a sunny position. Like clay, loam dandy soil. Tolerates rough, moderate frost and water logging.

Planting: cultivate soil before planting. Dig hole three times the width of the container. Remove plant from container and place into hole so the soil level is the same as the surrounding ground.

Care: Easy care.

Origin of name:  Eucalyptus robusta: Latin robustus, robust, referring to the appearance of the trees.

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