Eucalyptus haemostoma – Scribbly Gum

The beautiful white trunk with its intriguing insect-caused scribbles combine with a wonderfully contorted, spreading shape to give a characteristically Australian tree. Use it as a feature tree for an informal bush garden look. It needs very little maintenance. Frost tolerant, also suits to the sub tropics.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Eucalyptus haemostoma
Common Name:Scribbly Gum
Plant Type:Small tree, Large tree
Height:10 ~ 15 metres
Width:10 ~ 15 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Spring, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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