Eucalyptus haemostoma – Scribbly Gum

The beautiful white trunk with its intriguing insect-caused scribbles combine with a wonderfully contorted, spreading shape to give a characteristically Australian tree. It needs very little maintenance. Frost tolerant, also suits the sub tropics.

Note that the scribbly tracks are tunnels made by the larvae of the Scribbly Gum Moth, which tend to live in forests and woodlands, from south east Queensland to Victoria.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Large tree
Width : 15
Flowering Time : Spring, Autumn
Soil Type : Sandy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Open foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Eucalyptus haemostoma
Common Name : Scribbly Gum
Height : 15
Flower Color : Cream
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects