This variety belongs to the small fruited swamp gums. It produces a nicely shaped tree with an open spreading crown, casting a light shade. Arching branches carry dense foliage in clusters. Eucalyptus aggregata has a lignotuber, from which it will grow back if cut down by an extremely harsh winter -15 Celsius and the like. Although sometimes considered synonymous with the closely related E. rodwayi, the two are distinct. Botanical Name: Eucalyptus aggregata MYRTACEÆ; Myrtle Family Common Name: Black Gum Status: Evergreen Tree Origin: Endemic to Australia. It was first described by Deane and Joseph Maiden in 1900. (southeast Australia – New South Wales and Central Victoria, not including Tasmania). See also its cousin E. rodwayi. Why we like this variety:-
- It’s an evergreen tree that looks comfortable in an English rural or garden setting.
- It has an airey, light, elegant and graceful habit
- It gives a relatively quick result without becoming huge
- source of nectar for winter foraging bees
- drains swampy ground