Eucalyptus_baeuerlenii.jpg (53536 bytes)Eucalyptus baeuerlenii: is a member of the Myrtaceae family and is known as Baeuerlen’s Gum. William Baeuerlen was a 19th century plant collector in New South Wales.

Eucalyptus baeuerlenii is a small to medium tree. In the wild plants usually have multiple stems (mallee growth habit). The mallee growth habit is usually triggered by bushfires. In cultivation plants usually restrict themselves to a single trunk. The bark is smooth, green, cream and brown. In spring bark is shed in thin strips.

Leaves are up to 15 centimetres long, lanceolate, sickle-shaped and dull green on both surfaces. Buds are in groups of three and have a prominent beak. Flowers are 1.5 centimetres across and white. They appear in February and March. The blooms are followed by bell-shaped gum nuts.

 Baeuerlen’s Gum is small enough to be accommodated in the average-sized backyard.

Eucalyptus baeuerlenii is a rare species and is found in two widely separated locations in New South Wales. One population is found near Wentworth Falls in the upper Blue Mountains whilst the other is hundreds of kilometres further south near Braidwood. This suggests that the species was once more widespread. On the other hand there are huge areas of wild, mountainous country between the two populations. There may be other, as yet, undiscovered populations.

Propagate from seed.

 

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