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Eucalyptus baxteri

Brown Stringybark

Medium tree with thick stringy bark to small branches.

Additional information

  • FamilyMyrtaceae
  • StoreyUpper storey
  • Size10-40 m x 6-20 m
  • Plant groupingTrees 5 m +
  • LeavesJuvenile leaves briefly opposite & rough, elliptic to egg-shaped 3-13 cm x 2-8.5 cm, minute tufts of hair below. Adult - thick, glossy dark green, broadly lance-shaped asymmetric leaves, 7-15 cm x 1.5-3 cm.
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering timeDecember to April
  • FlowersThick-stalked, 9-15-flowered clusters, buds warty, club-shaped. Large rounded fruit, rim above the widest part, valves protruding.
  • Bird attractingGeneral - food and habitat
  • Butterfly attractingFood plant for caterpillars
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsWell drained soils in foothills. Frost tolerant. Full sun or partial shade.
  • Garden useShade or shelter tree.
  • Commercially availableIndigenous nursery
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
  • Aboriginal Use Eucalypts provided food, medicines, containers, string and tools.
  • Related speciesFruit similar to Red Stringybark which is also rounded but the rim line is at the widest part and valves are sharply projecting.
Photographer/s: 1, 2, 4 Peter Kinchington ©; 3 Marilyn Bull ©

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