Tumbledown Gum, Tumbledown Red Gum, Hill Red Gum, Silver Gum, Baradine Gum, Blue-leaf Gum, Hill Redgum, Inland Red Gum, Mountain Gum, Red Gum, Tumble-down Red Gum, White Gum.
Dealbata, meaning white-ashed, referring to hue on leaves, particularly in autumn.
Up to 15m.
Presence in Australia
Usually on dry rocky hills. Noted in the following areas Urana-Rand-Corowa; Long Plain-West Hume; Majors Creek; Burrumbuttock-West Hume; Deadmans-Bungowannah-Long Flat; Albury district; Yambla; Mountain Creek-Native Dog-Sandy Creek; Sawyers-Forest-Four Post & Little Billabong; Boree; Narrandera-Morundah-Galore-Collingullie; Coreinbob & Carabost.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, SA.
Grassy woodland on skeletal soils, usually on basic rocks. Also with White Cypress Pine (Callitris glaucophylla).
Straggly tree to 15m high with smooth bark shedding in large plates or flakes. Narrow grey-green adult leaves. Varies in form depending on site quality. More mallee-like on poorer sites.
Resembles Blakely"s Red Gum (E. blakelyi), particularly on better sites. Distinguished from Dwyer"s Red Gum (E. dwyeri) by its wider leaves, especially in seedlings. See Practical Information Note - The Red Gum Story.
Tolerates most frost and dryness once established.
White, winter to early summer.
Shade and shelter
Useful medium-level cover in windbreaks.
Useful for recharge plantings.
Durable in ground. Suitable for fencing and heavy construction, although trees often crooked. Potential for woodlot planting.
Birds attracted to good supplies of nectar and pollen. Hollows are nesting and refuge sites for many native birds and mammals.
Decorative specimen for larger gardens and parks. Saplings develop crown of attractive broad silvery leaves.
Very important in NSW due to pollen production for apiculture.