Carbeen.JPG (42746 bytes)Eucalyptus tessellaris: is a member of the Myrtaceae family and is known as Carbeen or Moreton Bay (a locality in Queensland) Ash. Eucalyptus tessellaris is a tall, graceful tree. The bark is smooth except for the lower couple of metres. The bark, on the lower section, is tessellated* and dark grey to black. This is the most distinctive feature of this Eucalypt. The white flowers appear from November to May and are 1.5 centimetres across.

Eucalyptus tessellaris is ideal for shade, shelterbelts, windbreaks and inclusion in rural gardens.

The Carbeen could also be cultivated in a Eucalypt garden. Growing Gums, Stringybarks and Ironbarks together with Carbeen to create a stunning landscape feature with their different bark.

The photograph shows a specimen growing in the picnic area at Carnarvon Gorge. Carbeen is common in this area of Queensland and also occurs in northern New South Wales.

Propagate from seeds.

*Tessellated = marked in a pattern of squares.