Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Eucalyptus grandis W. Hill ex Maiden
gum tree
Invasive, Problem species
Origin: Eastern and North Eastern Australia
Growth Form: Tree
Plant Description: Plant: Tall, evergreen tree with shaft-like trunk, 25–55(–72) m high; bark smooth, except butt up to 4 m, peeling in long, thin strips to expose a powdery, white, grey-white or blue-grey surface. Leaves: Dark green and glossy above, paler below; adult leaves 130–200 mm long, similar to juvenile leaves. Flowers: Cream with long-exserted stamens, buds, to 8 mm long, pear-shaped with conical lids, peduncles flattened, April–August. Fruit: Capsules, brown with bluish-grey bloom, pear-shaped, 7–10 mm long, with protruding valves that arch inwards.
Key Features:
Control: ring-bark, fell or treat large trees with soil acting herbicides, seedling and saplings can be uprooted when the soil is moist
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