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Coastal Moort (Eucalyptus utilis)

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The Eucalyptus utilis thrives in exposed coastal positions especially sand dunes, estuaries and swamps. It is a hardy and salt tolerant small tree. It is popular as a coastal garden plant and used in coastal revegetation.


The Moort is a dense, spreading tree growing between 1.5 and 15 m high. It produces cream or white flowers in late spring and summer. Its bark decorticates in ribbons and is smooth pale brown beneath.


Commonly found in coastal areas around Perth and other coastal dunes further north. It is found in sand dunes, granite hills, near estuaries and in swamps. It prefers grey sand or clay soils.