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Eucalyptus regnans - Mountain Ash or Giant Ash

Eucalyptus regnans is one of the tallest hardwood trees and the tallest flowering plant in the world. In its natural habitat it can reach 90m, but it's unlikely to get anywhere near this height unless it's planted in ideal conditions. Obviously not a good choice for urban gardens but useful where there's space and a fast growing, tall screen is needed.

Apart from its uses for screening it is an attractive tree with broad, drooping leaves and smooth peeling bark.

Mature Height: Up to 90m
Rate of Growth: Very Fast 1.5-2m per year
Hardiness: ** -10 to -15°C
Soil: Wet tolerant
Position: Shade Tolerant
Growth Habit: Fast growing, tall and thin.
Leaves: Attractive drooping, broad glossy green.
Bark: Rough around base moving up to smooth cream, grey-green, brown or yellow-white, with ribbons in upper branches.
Special Interest: Screening

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