Eucalyptus_badjensis.jpg (39121 bytes)Eucalyptus badjensis: is a member of the Myrtaceae family, is known as the Big Badja Gum and will reach a height of at least 20 metres in the wild. The solitary trunk has persistent, rough bark on the lower parts. On upper parts it is smooth, white, green or grey. The leaves are up to 20 centimetres long, 1.5 centimetres wide, lanceolate and leathery. Flowers are one centimetres across, white and carried in threes. Flowers may appear throughout the year and are both conspicuous and profuse. Native bees are attracted to the blooms. The capsules, that follow the flowers, are bell-shaped.

Big Badja Gum could be cultivated in windbreaks, shelterbelts or as a stand alone specimen.  

Eucalyptus badjensis is found on the Great Dividing Range of NSW on Big Badja Hill or Mountain, northeast of Cooma. The species is locally frequent but has restricted distribution. For this reason Big Badja Gum is classified as rare with some plants protected in a national park.

Propagate from seed.

 

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