Dwyer"s Red Gum, Dwyer"s Mallee Gum, Dwyers Mallee, Dwyers Mallee Gum, Dwyers Red Gum, Mountain Mallee.
Dwyeri, after Mr Dwyer, a keen botanist from Temora district.
Up to 15m.
Presence in Australia
Found on dry, rocky hills mainly west of the Hume Highway. Noted in the areas Burrumbuttock-West Hume; Bowna-Jindera; Walla Walla; Yambla; Sawyers-Forest-Four Post-Little Billabong; Holbrook; Mullengandra; Fowlers Swamp-Wagra; Yarra Yarra; Binni; Yerong Creek-Wattle Creek; Buckargingah; Coreinbob and Eringowarrah-Deltroit-Hillas-Jellingro & Oaky.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic.
Sclerophyll mallee shrubland. Well-drained shallow soils on siliceous ridges.
Mallee or tree to 15m high with dull-green leaves and smooth bark shedding in plates or flakes.
Distinguished from Tumbledown Gum (E. dealbata) by its narrower leaves, particularly in seedlings. Distinguished from Blakely"s Red Gum (E. blakelyi) by its narrower leaves and flat or sunken fruit disc, while Blakely"s Red Gum has more or less raised disc. Refer to Practical Information Note - The Red Gum Story.
Well-drained soil in full sun.
Hybridises with Tumbledown Gum and Blakely"s Red Gum.
Creamy white, winter-spring. Flowers regularly.
Shade and shelter
Useful low to medium-level cover in windbreaks in hill country.
Useful in recharge revegetation.
Red, reasonably hard.
Good supplies of nectar and pollen used by various native insects and birds.
Attractive ornamental for gardens.
Significant tree in apiculture.