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Eucalyptus gomphocephala - A.Cunn. ex DC.

Common Name Tuart. Tuart Gum
Family Myrtaceae
USDA hardiness 9-11
Known Hazards None Known
Habitats It grows naturally on the coastal plains of Western Australia. Coastal plains from Jurien Bay north of Perth to Ludlow in the south; on coastal sands that are not highly calcareous but may have limestone at depth.
Range Native to the southwest of Western Australia
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Weed Potential No
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Tender Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Eucalyptus gomphocephala Tuart. Tuart Gum


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Eucalyptus gomphocephala Tuart. Tuart Gum
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Summary

One of the six forest giants of the south Western Australia including: Corymbia calophylla (Marri), Eucalyptus diversicolor (Karri), Eucaltptus jacksonii (Red Tingle), Eucalyptus marinata (Jarrah),Eucalyptus patens (Yarri). A durable hardwood for scantlings, structural timber, the construction of railway carriages, boat building, and furniture manufacture. Due to over-logging the Tuart is a protected tree with conditions placed on felling. A good carbon farming plant as an industrial biomass crop.


Physical Characteristics

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Eucalyptus gomphocephala is an evergreen Tree growing to 40 m (131ft) by 25 m (82ft) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 10.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in saline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

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Synonyms

Eucalyptus gomphocephala var. rhodoxylon Blakely & H.Steedman

Habitats

Edible Uses

None Known

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Medicinal Uses

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None Known

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Other Uses

A durable hardwood for scantlings, structural timber, the construction of railway carriages, and boat building. Also furniture making. The green wood has a density of 1,250 kilograms per cubic metre (78 lb/cu ft) and an air-dried density of 1,030 kilograms per cubic metre (64 lb/cu ft). Flowers good for honey. Carbon Farming Solutions - Industrial Crop: biomass (Crops grown for non-food uses. Industrial crops provide resources in three main categories: materials, chemicals, and energy. Traditional materials include lumber and thatch, paper and cardboard, and textiles) [1-1]. Other Systems: SRC.

Special Uses

Carbon Farming

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Cultivation details

Industrial Crop: Biomass  Management: Coppice  Management: Standard  Other Systems: SRC

Climate: Mediterranean, subtropical to tropical, tropical highlands. Humidity: humid. Prefers sandy well drained soils, often over limestone, in sunny positions. Moderately tolerant of saline soil and salt-laden winds. Drought and frost tolerant. Individual trees may live over four hundred years. Carbon Farming Solutions - Cultivation: minor global crop. Management: standard, coppice (Describes the non-destructive management systems that are used in cultivation) [1-1].

Carbon Farming

  • Industrial Crop: Biomass  Three broad categories: bamboos, resprouting woody plants, and giant grasses. uses include: protein, materials (paper, building materials, fibers, biochar etc.), chemicals (biobased chemicals), energy - biofuels
  • Management: Coppice  Cut to the ground repeatedly - resprouting vigorously. Non-destructive management systems maintaining the soil organic carbon.
  • Management: Standard  Plants grow to their standard height. Harvest fruit, seeds, or other products. Non-Destructive management systems.
  • Other Systems: SRC  Short-rotation coppice.

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Propagation

Seeds are first planted in a nursery, then transplanted after 6-10 weeks. For rapid growth the area must be free of weeds.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Tuart. Tuart Gum

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Australia

Weed Potential

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None Known

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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