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Corymbia opaca

Desert Bloodwood

A tall tree with pale brown, tessellated bark, attractive pale green foliage, and pale yellow flowers. The tree is often host to galls produced by the larvae of the coccid moth. These galls, commonly referred to as ‘bush coconuts’, may be broken open to reveal an edible grub and edible white flesh similar to a coconut. Grows to 15 metres and likes alluvial, well-drained soils.

  • Shade

  • Bird and butterfly attracting

  • Bush tucker

  • Attractive

  • Waterwise

  • Drought tolerant

  • Tree

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