Eucalyptus microcorys, commonly known as Tallowwood is a fast growing gum tree that can grow up to 70 metres in height. Tallowwood is a staple in the koalas diet particularly in the Queensland and New South Wales regions.
Koalas aren't the only wildlife that enjoy this species. Bees, nectar-eating birds, flying foxes and possums all enjoy the flowers produced by this stunning gum tree, making it a fantastic addition to your Habitat garden if you can accommodate for larger trees.
Tallowwood bark has a spongy texture and is reddish-brown in colour, revealing an orange colour underneath its soft, flaky surface.
HEIGHT: 40 - 70 metres
FLOWERS: White/Lemon yellow
BEST USE: Shade tree and wildlife habitat tree
LIGHT: 80 - 100% sun
FROST: Can tolerate frost
SOIL: Can tolerate most soil types likes good drainage
ATTRACTS: Koalas, bees, possums, flying foxes, nectar-eating birds
RANGE: New South Wales and Queensland
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