Alpine Ash, Woollybutt, Australian Oak, Blue Leaf, Gum Topped Stringybark, Gum-topped Stringybark, Mountain White Gum, Tasmanian Oak, White Top, White-top, Whitetop Stringybark.
Delegatensis, after NSW town Delegate.
Up to 50m.
Presence in Australia
Restricted to upper areas such as upper reaches of Gilmore and Paddy"s River-Burra Valley.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas.
Grassy or wet sclerophyll subalpine forest on deep fertile, often sloping soil.
Tree to 50m high (sometimes higher) with fibrous to stringy bark on lower trunk, shedding in long ribbons above. Dark-green glossy adult leaves.
Well-drained deep soils on moderately steep slopes.
Early Jan to late Feb, although seed usually available throughout year. Heavy crops infrequent.
From seed (±104 viable seeds per gram). Stratify for 6-10 weeks to enhance germination.
After fire, from seed.
Shade and shelter
Useful high-level cover in windbreaks.
One of the most important Australian timber species. Timber yellow-brown to pink-brown and easily worked. Used widely in building trades and for producing paper and hardboard.
Bees, birds and other insects attracted to abundant pollen and nectar.
Specimen and shade for large parks, gardens and roadsides where sufficient space.