Flowering branch, cream flowers
Little Desert National Park, Victoria, 1st October 1989
This is a small to medium tree to 25 m tall. The bark is usually rough at the base, but mostly smooth, whitish to yellowish. Adult leaves are green, lanceolate and usually curved, up to 20 cm long. Flowers occur in groups of three in leaf axils, and are mainly whitish in the wild. However, a bright pink variety is very common in cultivation. The flowers are a favourite of several species of honeyeaters.
Eucalyptus leucoxylon in the wild is restricted to the western half of Victoria and South Australia, although it is commonly grown in parks and gardens all over Australia..
The foliage is food for some Caterpillars, for example :
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(updated 28 December 2009)