Found on floodplains in the north-west of the country, the western Coolabah was originally considered a form of the Coolabah (Eucalyptus coolabah) but differs in its attractive stark white trunk. It is a small to medium sized, slow growing tree with an open habit and lanceolate grey-green leaves. The small white flowers occur over summer.
A dwarf form of Eucalyptus victrix found on floodplains around the Murchison River has outstanding potential for a small feature tree, with growth halting at about 2-3 metres for many years. Its white trunk makes for a striking specimen plant. Not widely tried in cultivation, it may be worth trying on heavier soils as some forms occur on clay soils.
Propagation is from seed which germinates readily.
Photo: Cas Liber