Eucalyptus haemastoma inophloia C.T.White
Eucalyptus campanulata R.T.Baker & H.G.Sm.
Eucalyptus andrewsii is an evergreen tree growing up to 35 metres tall. The bole is usually of good form[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its timber. It has good prospects as a plantation crop[
Australia - Queensland, northeastern New South Wales
Coasal ranges and tableland areas; at elevations from 600 - 1,200 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Eucalyptus andrewsii is native to the warm temperate and subtropical climate of Australia, where it is found at elevations from 600 - 1,200 metres. Summers are hot and moist, usually with some rainfall also occurring in the winter months. Mean annual rainfall is within the range 625 - 1,000mm; mean maximum of the hottest month is 27 - 32°c; mean minimum of the coldest month is 0°c, and there are generally several frosts a year[
Eucalyptus species generally require a sunny position, succeeding in a wide range of well-drained, circumneutral soils of low to moderate fertility[
]. This species is found in soils that vary from moderately deep loamy sands of good fertility to skeletals[
The plant develops a lignotuber - this is a woody tuber that starts to develop near the base of seedlings and can become massive in the mature plants of some species. It possesses embedded vegetative buds, allowing the plant to regenerate following crown destruction, for example by fire[
This species should adapt readily to plantation practice and would not hybridize with Eucalyptus grandis and other members of the subgenus Symphyomyrtus; it is a promising prospect and has proven to be moderately successful in Brazil[
An essential oil is obtained from the leaves. Total quantity of the oil, and its composition, can vary widely from plant to plant, but we have reports that the fresh leaves contain around 0.6 - 1.6% essential oil. The main components include 1,8-cineole (up to 62%), eudesmol, pinene, limonene, phellandrene, cymene, piperitone and piperitol[
The wood is a useful general purpose building timber[
Seed - surface sow in a sunny position and make sure the compost is not allowed to dry out[
]. Species that come from high altitudes appreciate 6 - 8 weeks cold stratification at 2°c[
]. Pot up the seedlings into individual pots as soon as the second set of seed leaves has developed, if left longer than this they might not move well. The seedlings are ready for planting in the field when they are 25 - 30 cm tall, usually after 3 - 4 months.
The seed has a long viability[
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