With a range extending from northern New South Wales into eastern Victoria, Eucalyptus bridgesiana is a medium sized tree.
It is very cold tolerant and makes a good shade or shelter tree. The juvenile foliage is sought after for cut flower arrangements and the tree can be coppiced if required.
This is a species that can grow it wet soils so is useful for revegetation along streams and gullies.
Care and Maintenance
- Dig the soil over well and weed.
- Water in with a liquid seaweed fertiliser.
- Protect the young tree with a tree guard.
- Water during very dry periods over spring to summer while establishing.
Generally not required, although as this species has a lignotuber it can be coppiced to form a hedge, or to promote new foliage growth for using commercially in flower arrangements.
- Botanical Name – Eucalyptus bridgesiana
- Common Name – Apple Box, But But.
- Family – Myrtaceae
- Position – Full sun to a little shade.
- Soil – Well drained to wet soils.
- Height – To around 20 metres.
- Spread – To around 10 metre.
- Flowers – White in clusters
- Flowering time – Spring.
- Foliage – New foliage is rounded and a mid to deep green. Older foliage is lanceolate and long.
- Frost tolerant – Yes
- Drought tolerant – Yes, once established.