Mountain Swamp Gum, Broad-leaved Sally, Mountain Swamp-gum.
Eucalyptus camphora subsp. humeana.
Camphora, meaning camphor-like in scent.
Up to 20m.
Presence in Australia
Primarily in wetter sites and upper reaches of catchments and districts east of Hume Highway. Name is shortened to E. camphora in General Native Vegetation Profiles.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: NSW, ACT, Vic.
Open swampy flats and creeklines.
Tree or mallee to 20m high, with smooth bark shedding in ribbons. Rounded green adult leaves.
Moist to wet soils. Tolerates very cold conditions and heavy soils.
Around autumn. Monitor capsules, as seeds shed after maturity.
From seed. 250C is optimum germination temperature.
Shade and shelter
Useful medium-level cover in windbreaks.
Useful for controlling gully erosion, behind more fibrous-rooted understorey plants. Useful for improving drainage in boggy areas.
Little value, although produces good charcoal.
Excellent habitat. Hollows are nesting sites for many birds, including the Sooty Owl, and mammals including the Mountain Brushtail Possum. Flowers a food source for many insects. Insect-eating birds attracted.
Very vigorous and attractive for parks and gardens.