Koala Food Tree Species
Koala Food Tree Species Selection – Sunshine Coast Region
This tree species list is a great start to any Koala Food Tree planting. We recommend reading our Revegetation tips before beginning your project. Wildlife friendly planting can benefit all your local wildlife, so include other native shrubs, grasses and trees to compliment the planting.
For other regions outside of the Sunshine Coast contact your local council or try this link
A primary food tree for Koalas is the preferred food source and has a (P)* next to species.
Secondary food trees (S)* are often seen with Koalas browsing through and are still a very important food source.
|Botanical Name||Common Name||Information|
|(P) * Eucalyptus microcorys||Tallowwood||A stringy bark tree to 35m in wet and dry
|(P)*Eucalyptus tereticornis||Forest Red Gum||A smooth bark tree to 45m grows well in a wide range of soils.
|(P)*Eucalyptus propinqua||Grey Gum||Grows to 30m. Dry Sclerophyll Forest|
|(P)*Eucalyptus robusta||Swamp Mahogany||A stringy bark up to 25m Coastal bushlands and wet and dry sclerophyll forest.|
|(P)*Eucalyptus crebra||Narrow leaf ironbark||Ironbark to 25m in dry sclerophyll forest|
|(P)*Eucalyptus siderophloia||Grey Ironbark||Ironbark to 30m in dry Sclerophyll forest|
|(P)*Eucalyptus tindaliae||QLD White Mahogany||A string bark tree to 30m|
|(S)*Eucalyptus racemosa||Scribbly Gum||Smooth bark tree to 20m in dry sclerophyll forest.|
|(S)*Eucalyptus resinifera||Red Mahogany||Up to 45m in wet and dry sclerophyll forest|
|(S)*Eucalyptus moluccana||Gum topped box||Box Gum to 25m in dry sclerophyll forest|
|(S)*Eucalyptus seeana||Narrow leaf Red Gum||A smooth bark tree to 25m in dry sclerophyll forest.|
|(S)*Corymbia citriodora||Spotted Gum||Tree to 40m with dimpled bark found in dry sclerophyll forest and on slopes.|
|(S)*Corymbia intermedia||Pink bloodwood||A bloodwood growing to 35m found in dry and wet sclerophyll forest.|
|(S)*Melaleuca quinquenervia||Coastal paperbark||Tree to 25m in swampy areas|
|(S)*Lophostemon confertus||Brush Box||Tree to 30m found in a range of eco systems.|
|(S)*Lophostemon sauveolens||Swamp Box||Tree to 25m found in a range of eco systems.|