Moreton Bay Ash
Family : Myrtaceae
The Moreton Bay Ash is a very large tree typically with a solitary trunk, branching at upper levels with pendulous foliage. The trunk is distinctive with the top part being smooth and white, while the bottom is very rough, dark brown / black and tessellated. Leaves are narrow with pointed tips. They are long and tapered, generally being light to dull green with yellowish veins.
The small, creamy flowers are white and found in large clusters, appearing in the late dry season. Fruit is typical of other Eucalypts. They are cup shaped capsules that house many tiny seeds that look like splinters. This tree can live in a variety of soils and is very hardy.
It is salt tolerant and attracts birds such as Lorikeets and Honeyeaters that feed on the nectar and insects. An excellent tree for large gardens and has been known to withstand harsh weather conditions.
|Flowers||November to January|
|Fruit||November to January|
|Coastal Zone||Hind Dune|
|Fauna Habitat||Birds, Moths, Insects and Others|
|Growth Habit||Large Tree|
|Amount of Sun||Full Sun|
|Amount of Water||Dry or Moderately Wet Areas|
|Salt Tolerance||Moderately Tolerant|
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