Whitehorse City Council

Eucalyptus melliodora – Yellow Box

A wide spreading, evergreen tree with bird and insect attracting flowers appearing from September to February. The Yellow Box has variable bark that is rough pale brown at the base and smooth on the upper branches. Can be used under powerlines, not suitable for use in narrow nature strips.

Evergreen/deciduous: evergreen
Maintenance: low
Pest and disease: leaf sucking
Height: 10m x 30m
Growth rate: medium
Canopy density: medium
Origin: Victoria (indigenous to the City of Whitehorse), NSW, ACT, Tasmania
Drought tolerance: high
Water-logging tolerance: average
Wind tolerance: high
Frost tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: moderate