Eucalyptus dalrympleana at Roath Park Botanic Garden

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Eucalyptus dalrympleana
late June 2015

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Eucalyptus dalrympleana
early October 2015

Grid reference ST 18501 78947
Common name Mountain gum
Common name Broad-leaved kindling bark
Origin Australia
Deciduous No
Status Rather rare
Height 19M July 2015
Girth 214cm July 2015
Reference 236

This tree is about 14M from the south west entrance to the Botanic Garden. Its leaves are about 13cm long and 15mm wide.

The roots of this tree were damaged by a JCB in about 2001 and the tree became unstable. Its crown was reduced to make it more stable.

Eucalyptus dalrympleana bark

Eucalyptus dalrympleana bark
June 2015

Eucalyptus dalrympleana foliage

Eucalyptus dalrympleana foliage
early July 2015

General tree description

Eucalyptus dalrympleana is a large, fast-growing tree, often with a straight stem. When mature it can grow to 20 metres or more, and in ideal conditions 50 metres. Its bark is smooth, with shades of cream, salmon pink, light brown and grey, flaking off to reveal new white bark beneath. The young leaves are pale green and ovate, becoming long and narrow, sickle-shaped, purplish in colour, finally turning grey-green. Adult leaves measure up to 20 cm by 4 cm. Small white flowers appear in threes at the base of the leaves.