Yellow Gum

Yellow Gum flowering
Yellow Gum (Eucalyptus leucoxylon) flowering in Milarri Garden
Image: Rodney Start
Source: Museum Victoria

Terrk, Ban-napp (Dja Dja Wurrung), Easip (Woi wurrung)

Botanical name: Eucalyptus leucoxylon
Family: Myrtaceae

Uses

The oil can be used for the treatment of colds, while the nectar is collected from the flowers to make a sweet drink. The timber is used to make weapons and tools.

Distribution

Yellow Gums grow in open rocky scrub, red gum, box and ironbark habitats and dry sclerophyll forests. They are found in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales.

Cultivation

This upright tree has a spreading canopy and grows 10–20 m tall and 6–20 m wide. It is easily cultivated across a range of soils and can withstand full sun to part sun.