Eucalyptus sieberi

Silvertop Ash

Medium to tall upright tree with a narrow canopy and thick, brown-black furrowed bark to the large branches. Smooth white branches in crown.

Additional information

  • FamilyMyrtaceae
  • StoreyUpper storey
  • Size25-45 m x 10-15 m
  • Plant groupingTrees 5 m +
  • LeavesEgg-shaped to sickle-shaped blue-green juvenile leaves to 17 cm x 7.5 cm. Adult - glossy, lance-shaped 9-15 cm x 1.2-2.8 cm.
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering timeSeptember to January
  • FlowersClusters of 7-15 stalked club-shaped buds on flattened stalk. Masses of white flowers. Wine-glass shaped fruit with flat rims.
  • Bird attractingGeneral - food and habitat
  • Butterfly attractingFood plant for caterpillars
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsPoor clay or sandy dry soils, on ridges and slopes. Tolerates light frosts and snow. Full sun.
  • Garden useShade tree. Assists with soil erosion control on slopes. Saplings have attractive waxy and red to orange stems. Honey production. Timber production.
  • Commercially availableRarely
  • Conservation statusScattered within its preferred growing conditions
  • Aboriginal Use Eucalypts provided food, medicines, containers, string and tools.
Photographer/s: Peter Kinchington ©

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  • 32 Silvertop Ash Shrubby Foothill Forest (EVC 45)
  • 20 Messmate Lowland Forest (EVC 16)
  • 46 Silvertop Ash Heathy Dry Forest (EVC 20)
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