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Eucalyptus macrorhyncha

Red Stringybark

Upright medium-sized tree with round canopy. Thick red-brown stringy bark to the small branches.

Additional information

  • FamilyMyrtaceae
  • StoreyUpper storey
  • Size10-35 m x 10-20 m
  • Plant groupingTrees 5 m +
  • LeavesJuvenile leaves rough at first, egg-shaped with wavy edges, to 8 cm x 5 cm. Glossy lance-shaped adult leaves, asymmetrical, 9-15 cm x 12-30 mm.
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering timeJanuary to April
  • FlowersCluster of 7-11 stalked, diamond-shaped buds, cap tapering & beaked. Large round fruit with a broad raised rim and 3 projecting valves.
  • Bird attractingGeneral - food and habitat
  • Butterfly attractingBoth food for caterpillars and nectar for butterflies.
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsWell drained clay & poor shallow soils on slopes and ridges. Frost and snow tolerant. Full sun, semi shade.
  • Garden useExcellent shade or windbreak tree for drier sites. Does not like to have roots compacted. Honey production.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusWidespread within the Shire
  • Aboriginal Use Eucalypts provided food, medicines, containers, string and tools.
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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