Eucalyptus saligna, commonly known as Sydney blue gum, is a tall tree with smooth bark, rough at the base fibrous or flaky, grey to grey-brown. At maturity, it is often 40 metres (130 ft) tall, though the largest specimens can exceed 80 metres (250 ft) tall. It is a close relative of Eucalyptus grandis.
Eucalyptus grandis (flooded gum) is also a very fast growing tree. The tree has a very straight trunk and is highly regarded as a very good quality timber. It is grown extensively overseas as a plantation tree.
Sydney blue gum mainly occurs naturally up and down coastal and subcoastal NSW and Queensland with occurrences recorded at altitude in southern NSW
Although this species is mainly subtropical in origin it has proved highly adaptable with successful plantings as far south as Melbourne and also in the wetter regions of Victoria and even in Tasmania.
Distribution map of Eucalyptus grandis, Click on Map to Enlarge Image
Notes on Maps.
Generally, the concentrated clusters of markers represent the geographical range where this species occurs naturally. Outlying markers and geographically disassociated markers represent observations of the species in cultivation and/or recorded in herbaria etc.
These maps are provided by, and are used with the permission of, Australia’s Virtual Herbarium (AVH)