Eucalyptus albens is a small to medium-
The glaucous buds and juvenile leaves distinguish it from other box trees. In addition it occurs on more elevated, stony sites than does the related box tree E. Microcarpa. The apparent rarity of E. albens at high altitude has been explained by assuming an intolerance to low temperatures. It has however been recorded at altitudes up to 925 m near Orange but at lower altitudes further south.
Although E.albens is a widespread and common tree within its range, the grassy woodland community of which it forms one of the overstorey species is highly endangered, with only approximately 0.05% of its original distribution still intact.
Flower buds appear in November and December and are carried for 5-
E. albens is useful for medium to high-
E. albens is an important species for wildlife. The flowers are an important nectar source for birds such as honeyeaters and parrots over winter when other nectar sources are scarce. The nectar is also a food source for gliders, native moths, butterflies and other insects, which in turn provide food for insect-
White box is a valuable winter honey and pollen tree for Northern NSW and Southern Qld beekeepers. It is a major source of honey in NSW. Cold nights and sunny days are necessary for good nectar flow. E. albens produces large quantities of pale cream pollen, which is readily collected by bees.