Establishment and silviculture
Follow our establishment guidelines for good establishment success.
E. cladocalyx requires form pruning. Little clearwood pruning should be necessary if growing post and pole wood. For high quality sawlogs, clearwood pruning at an early age is necessary.
Read our form-pruning guidelines and watch some videos.
Pest and disease threats
E. cladocalyx has proved to be relatively tolerant of browsing insects such as paropsis in NZDFI's trials to date.
Timing of flowering/potential to support bees
Australian records show E. cladocalyx flowering from January to April. Data from NZ trials will be reported as soon as available. It is reportedly an excellent source of nectar, and produces good quality honey.
Timber properties and markets
The timber is described by this South African company (Universal Timbers) as relatively stable, with few defects.
Note: Durability is a complex parameter; NZDFI’s research into heartwood formation will improve our understanding of factors determining durability.
- Heartwood is yellow-brown (blond to tan or honey-coloured)
- Sapwood is yellow/brown
- It has a fine interlocked grain
- If left untreated externally it will turn a silvery grey colour over time.
Heavy marine and external building applications, railway sleepers, poles and posts, crossarms, outdoor and indoor joinery.