Flooded Gum, Rose Gum
Form and Size: A very tall tree to 55m in height, with a solitary,
Distribution: Coastal Qld. and northern N.S.W., in several disjunct areas from Atherton to Port Stephens;
in tall open forest.
Adult Leaves: Lance-shaped, long drawn-out point, green, paler beneath, stalk channelled, lateral veins at
40°-55°, 10-16cm x 2-3cm.
Bark: Smooth, white, grey-white or blue-grey, deciduous in long strips; a short stocking of dark and flaky
bark at the base.
Buds: Egg-shaped or oval; base 3-4mm long, 4-5mm wide; cap conical, 3-4mm long, 4-5mm wide.
Flowers: White, about 2cm diameter; borne in clusters of 7-11.
Flowering Period: April to May.
Fruit: Capsules, bell-shaped, 5-8mm long, 4-7mm wide; valves exserted and incurved.
Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from seed. A fast growing, very large tree suitable only for larger areas.
Favours rich, loamy soils and abundant water. Very good for stabilising stream banks because of its deep-rooted
habit. It is an important timber tree, being used for boat building and many types of general construction. It is
also a koala food tree.