Flowers of Mugga, Red Iron-bark [Eucalyptus sideroxylon]. Photograph taken in Turvey Park, New South Wales, Australia. High levels of Polyphenols [that act as Phytoalexins] in Eucalyptus sideroxylon wood can explain its natural resistance against rot.
Eucalyptus stellulata - Black Sally Gum Growth Rate: Rapid Height after 5 years: 6 m Height when mature: 11 m Multi-branched medium tree with dense canopy. Suits wide range of sites. Excellent shelter on dry plains sites. Great firewood. White flowers from April-October. Evergreen. Frost hardy.
Eucalyptus ovata - Swamp Gum Growth Rate: Very Rapid Height after 5 years: 8 m Height when mature: 20 m Tolerates extremes of water-logging and drought. Useful for shelter. Produces good firewood. Ground durable. Reliable coppicing. White flowers from March-June. Evergreen. Frost tolerant.
Eucalyptus globulus - Tasmanian Blue Gum Growth Rate: Rapid Height after 5 years: 8 m Height when mature: 40 m Fast-growing tall noble tree. Useful for firewood/timber. Subject to occasional beetle attack. Okay on the coast. Blue/white flowers September-December. Great for bees. Evergreen. Moderately frost hardy.