Genus Species: Eucalyptus obliqua
Common / Product Name: Messmate, Messmate Stringybark
Habit: LARGE TREES (LT)
Height x Width: 30 – 80m x canopy 12 – 20m
Pruning: None Light
Frost Tolerance: High
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: High
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Spring
Flower Colour: White clusters
Irrigation: No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: Occasional temperatures as low as -8°C once established, canopy is usually above the frost level having little effect on an established tree .
Upper Temperatures: Tolerates periods of dry spells with temperatures extending from High 30’s°C to Mid 40’s°C.
Fertilising: Use a slow release fertilizer annually.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.