Sydney Blue Gum (Eucalyptus saligna)

Sydney Blue Gum, scientifically known as Eucalyptus saligna, is a species of eucalypt native to eastern Australia, particularly prevalent in the Sydney region.

This magnificent Eucalypt is a tall forest tree which can grow to between 30 to 65 metres tall.

It can be found from Southern NSW up to central QLD.

It produces white flowers which appear between the months of January and April.

The species is moderately frost and drought tolerant and can live for over 200 years.

Sydney Blue Gums provide excellent habitat for wildlife. Hollows provide nesting and refuge for native birds and mammals. When in flower the tree provides nectar for a diverse range of birds as well as flying foxes.

A known feeding tree for Koalas

Tree locations

  • Cutcliffe Avenue, Regents Park - north western boundary of the reserve