Sydney Blue Gum
|Scientific Name:||Eucalyptus Saligna|
|Other names:||Blue Gum|
Sydney Blue Gum is a large tall Eucalyptus that can grow to height of 65 metres with a trunk diameter to 2.5 metres. The trunk is usually straight with rough dark brown-grey bark at the base extending up into a smooth blue-grey and white bark. The Blue Gum has also been known to live for upwards of 200 years.
Sydney Blue Gum is easy to work, machine and fix. Responds well to most finishes and polishes, making it a desirable choice for decorative applications. Sydney Blue Gum is a good general construction timber and because of its hardness is widely used for flooring. Other common uses are cladding, panelling, furniture, joinery, decking, boatbuilding, fencing and landscaping. The Sydney Blue Gum is also easier to dry than some other Eucalypts, making it easier to work with in some cases.
Where is Sydney Blue Gum grown?
Sydney Blue Gum is found in the coastal areas of New South Wales and South East Queensland.
All pictures shown are of real timber samples of the selected species. Each sample was coated with 2 coats of CUTEK® Extreme CD50 (including Colourtone) at single or double strength. The timber sample picture labelled “CLEAR” has been included to show the original colour of the timber for your ease of reference.
Colourtone swatches are shown below in groups of Brown Hues, Red Hues, Yellow Hues and White/Black Hues.
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