Manna Gum

Scientific NameEucalyptus viminalis subsp. viminalis
Size and formA tall, upright tree 10-50m high and 8-15 m wide.
Flowers, leaves and fruitAxillary clusters of 3 white,fluffy stamin-dominated flowers with flattened stalks occur from January to April. Fruit is a rounded cup-shaped capsule with 3-4 raised valves. Adult leaves are alternate, narrow and lanceolate or sickle shaped. Juvenile leaves are sessile, lanceolate and opposite. Bark is usually rough in a stocking at the base of the trunk, while smooth and white on the upper trunk and branches. Bark is shed in ribbons during the summer.
Growing conditionsPrefers deep, moist and well-drained soils in a full-sun position. An important food source for Koalas.