Eucalyptus crenulata

Buxton Gum

Small tree with moderately dense canopy and rough grey bark on the lower trunk. Upper branches smooth and yellowish.

Additional information

  • FamilyMyrtaceae
  • StoreyUpper storey
  • Size4-10 m x 3-8 m
  • Plant groupingTrees 5 m +
  • LeavesPairs of egg-shaped stem clasping juvenile leaves, covered in waxy coating, edges scalloped. Retained as mature leaves but becoming glossy, 6 cm x 5 cm
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering timeSeptember to February
  • FlowersBluish, oval, pointed 7 to 11-flowered buds, tight against the leaves in leaf axils. Fruit cup-shaped, disc below top.
  • Bird attractingGeneral - food and habitat
  • Butterfly attractingFood plant for caterpillars
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist to wet heavy soils but adapts to most soils. Frost and snow tolerant. Full sun, semi shade.
  • Garden useSpecimen plant for swampy and winter wet sites. Fast growing providing screen and shelter. Cut foliage. Can be hard pruned. Animal habitat. An endangered plant, endemic to the Shire and Buxton.
  • Commercially availableGenerally
  • Conservation statusEndangered within Victoria, at risk of extinction. Occurs in one site within the Shire and around Buxton. Victorian endemic.
  • Aboriginal Use Eucalypts provided food, medicines, containers, string and tools.
Photographer/s: 1, 3, 4 Marilyn Bull ©; 2 Peter Kinchington ©

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