Eucalyptus globoidea

White Stringybark

Upright medium-sized tree, branching 1/3 to 1/2 way up trunk, with a compact canopy. Thick rough fibrous stringy bark to the small branches.

Additional information

  • FamilyMyrtaceae
  • StoreyUpper storey
  • Size10-40 m x 8-20 m
  • Plant groupingTrees 5 m +
  • LeavesJuvenile leaves hairy at first, becoming rough, stalked, egg-shaped with wavy edges, to 10.5 cm x 6 cm. Glossy lance-shaped adult leaves with sparse network of veins, 7.5-12 cm x 12-25 mm.
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering timeSeptember to January
  • FlowersCluster of 11-15 stalkless, tapering buds on flattened common stalk, cap pointed. White flowers. Broad hemispherical to roundish fruit with disk below rim and 4 valves at rim level.
  • Bird attractingGeneral - food and habitat
  • Butterfly attractingFood plant for caterpillars
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist well drained soils in open forests of the foothills. Tolerates light frost. Full sun, semi shade. Limited distribution within the Shire.
  • Garden useUseful shade tree for large gardens. Honey production.
  • Commercially availableIndigenous nursery
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites. More common in other areas of Victoria.
  • Aboriginal Use Eucalypts provided food, medicines, containers, string and tools.
Photographer/s: 1 Peter Kinchington ©; 2, 3 Helen Moss ©; 4, 5 Marilyn Bull ©

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