Eucalyptus leucoxylon megalocarpa

Large Fruited Yellow Gum

Technical information

Height: 5 - 30m x Width: 4 - 10m

Habit & Growth rate: Moderate to fast growth rate. The Eucalyptus leucoxylon megalocarpa has a rounded canopy.

Foliage: Eucalyptus leucoxylon megalocarpa display spear shaped, olive, grey - green leaves when mature. When juvenile, the Eucalyptus leucoxylon megalocarpa exhibit opposite heart-shaped to lanceolate-ovate leaves sometimes joined at the stem. They have cream, pink or red pendulous flowers that grow in clusters of 3 that bud in late winter - spring and are bird attracting.


The most commonly grown yellow gum. The Eucalyptus leucoxylon megalocarpa is distributed in South Australia and Victoria. They are a drought tolerant tree that are adaptable to a wide range of climate conditions and soils. They prefer well drained soils and full sun exposure. Eucalyptus leucoxylon megalocarpa are a good tree to use in parks and gardens, offering shade and welcoming birds due to its attractive flower.

Reference: Field Guide to Eucalypts Volume 1 South - Easten Australia © 1983
M. I. H. Brooker and D. A. Kleinig

Native Trees and Shrubs of South-Eastern Australia. © 1981
A Comprehensive coverage of 900 Species
Leon Costermans

All plant dimensions are estimates only and ultimate size and growth rates will depend on growing conditions, particularly when used in some urban environments.