Eucalyptus intertexta magna Blakely
Common Name: Mountain Coolibah
Eucalyptus orgadophila is an evergreen tree growing up to 20 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of wood.
Australia - Queensland
Meadows and moist, fertile sites, often on hillsides or undulating country, mainly on basalt derived soils[
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Eucalyptus orgadophila is native to the tropical regions of eastern Australia, growing in areas where the summers are moist to wet and winters are dry or low rainfall.
Eucalyptus species generally require a sunny position, succeeding in a wide range of well-drained, circumneutral soils of low to moderate fertility[
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[
The flowers are a very good source of nectar and pollen for bees[
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 0.2 - 0.8% essential oil. The main components include pinene, phellandrene and terpineol[
The wood is heavy, strong and moderately durable with a reputed good resistance to termites. Shrinkage is only moderate[
Seed - surface sow February/March in a sunny position in a greenhouse[
]. 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. Plant out into their permanent positions in early summer and give them some protection from the cold in their first winter. The seed can also be sown in June, the young trees being planted in their final positions in late spring of the following year.
The seed has a long viability[
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