Trees of London
London Trees

White gum

              This tree, particularly, its bark looks very exotic in Britain. In its native Australia, on the other hand, there are millions of them.

              The leaves of this tree are the meal of choice of the Koala bear, so it plays an important part in Australia's national identity.



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Tree Identification

Eucalyptus viminalis:

Leaf:
opposite; evergreen; lance like; dull green; rubbery

White gum leaf
White gum nut

nuts/fruit:

Flowers:

spartan looking webs; attract bees.
White gum bark bark:
light, flaky.
shape:
grows to 30 metres; tall, quite robust.
general: In Australia, where this tree originates, koala bears are very fond of the leaves, which are quite sugary.

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Location
Kew Gardens.
There is a gum tree in the churchyard of St Paul's cathedral.

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