Eucalyptus bridgesiana



Eucalyptus bridgesiana, common name Apple Box,is a tree that typically grows to a height of 20 to 25 metres and forms a lignotuber. It has rough, fibrous, mottled grey and white, sometimes tessellated bark on the trunk and larger branches, with rough, grey, fibrous bark on its trunk and larger branches. Thinner branches have smooth grey bark with whitish patches, shed in short ribbons. Young plants and coppice regrowth have sessile, egg-shaped, heart-shaped or almost round leaves arranged in opposite pairs, 25–100 mm long, 20–80 mm  wide, with wavy

edges and covered with a powdery white bloom. The adult leaves are lance-shaped, the same glossy green on both sides, 120–200 mm long and 15–25 mm wide on a petiole 12–35 mm long. The flower buds are arranged in groups of seven on a peduncle up to 15 mm long, the individual buds on a pedicel 1–5 mm long. The mature buds are oval, 5–8 mm long and 3–5 mm wide with a conical to beaked operculum. Flowering occurs from February to March and the flowers are white. The fruit is a woody, hemispherical capsule, 3–7 mm long and 4–8 mm wide with the three valves extending above the rim.

246.00 Location Many specimens form part of the Tarwin River bank restoration plantings. Planted in 2021.

SKU: 246

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