South Australian Blue Gum

Eucalyptus leucoxylon

Location:  The 4th hole on the right side of the fairway 200 metres from the tee

Other locations on course: The 6th hole on the right, approximately 150 metres from the men’s tee on the upslope of the hill.
Origin & distribution: The plains, ranges and coastal regions of South Australia and adjacent western Victoria.
Height: to 15 metres.
Uses: A popular ornamental tree.  Its leaves are used to produce Cineole based eucalyptus oil.


This small tree is well formed with rough bark on the lower metre of the trunk and smooth white or yellow bark above it.  The flowers are white, pink or red.

The variety ‘Rosea’ has spectacular red flowers.


“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is, in the eye of others, only a green thing which stands in the way.” (William Blake)