Eucalyptus leucoxylon rosea 🌿
Also known as yellow gum, blue gum and white ironbark. .
A native tree growing in many regions particularly on parkland reserves, mountain ranges or coastal areas. In South Australia it is known as the Blue Gum and extends into the western half of Victoria where it is known as the yellow gum.
Yellow gum is a small to medium-sized tree with rough bark on the lower 1–2 m of the trunk, above this, the bark becomes smooth with a white, yellow or bluish-grey surface. Adult leaves are stalked, narrow to broad-lance shaped. White pink or red showy flowers appear during winter. The leaves of this species are steam distilled to extract cineole based eucalyptus oil used for medicinal and antiseptic purposes.
There’s a few of these trees growing near the entrance of Bittern reservoir looking beautiful in full flower. The contrast of the smooth white trunk against the blue green drooping foliage and fluffy clusters of deep pink flowers is sooo pretty. 💕🌿