Other names: White Ironbark.
The local Yellow Gum grows to be a tall, erect tree. It is widespread and common in goldfields forests. It may grow in pure stands on stony ground. Grey Box and Yellow Gum are often found growing together on forest flats. It is uncommon in hilly forests.
It can be recognised by
Yellow Gum is closely related to Red Ironbark. It can flower profusely and is an important food source for many native birds, mammals and invertebrates.
A lower-growing subspecies from South Australia is often planted in streets and gardens.
Name: leucoxylon: white wood; pruinosa: with a waxy powdery coating.
Folklore has it that the alternative name (White Ironbark) was given by timber-getters; Yellow Gum timber was not acceptable for railway sleepers, but if renamed White Ironbark it was acceptable.