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Queensland Blue Gum

Eucalyptus tereticornis

Grows to 30 metres

Thorneside, Birkdale, Wellington Point, Ormiston, Cleveland South.

Grows along coastal alluvial plain. Will tolerate moist soils.


Eucalyptus microcorys

Grows to 30 metres

Birkdale South, Capalaba, Sheldon, Thornlands, Alexandra Hills, West Ormiston.

Likes well drained sites. Often found with Scribbly Gums.

Swamp Mahogany

Eucalyptus robusta

Grows to 25 metres

Cleveland, Thornlands.

Will grow on most sites – ideal for damp sites.

Scribbly Gum

Eucalyptus racemosa

Grows to 20 metres

Found widely throughout the Redlands.

Same areas as Tallowwood. Tolerates poorly drained sandy soils.

Narrow Leafed Red Gum

Eucalyptus seeana

Grows to 15 metres

Birkdale through to Mt Cotton.

Grows usually on poorly drained sandy soil.

Red Stringybark

Eucalyptus resinifera

Grows to 30 metres

Alexandra Hills through to Mt Cotton.

Related to Blue Gum.

Grey Gum

Eucalyptus propinqua

Eucalyptus major

Grows to 30 metres

Grows in stony and shallow soils on wet hillsides.

Other valuable koala trees

Willow Peppermint

Eucalyptus nicholii

Grows to 7 metres

Not native to this area but worth growing in very small yards.

Gum Topped Box

Eucalyptus moluccana

Grows to 20 metres

Grows in heavy soils subject to flooding.

Flooded Gum

 Eucalyptus Grandis

A tall tree

Swamp Box    

Lophostemon suaveolens    

grows to a medium-sized tree


Brush Box

Lophostemon confertus