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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Eucalyptus baxteri
2 synonyms:   Eucalyptus santalifolia var. baxteri , Eucalyptus sp. aff. baxteri
Common Name:brown stringybark
Status:DISABLED: Unavailable for now & possibly forever
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Plant
Type(s):
Large Tree (over 6 m), Bee Attracting, Insect Attracting
Growing
Conditions:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Well Drained
Size
(HxW):
40 m high
Foliage:Juvenile 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.
Flowers:White thick-stalked, 9-15-flowered clusters, buds warty, club-shaped. Large rounded fruit, rim above the widest part, valves protruding. December-April
General
Comments:
Medium tree with thick stringy bark to small branches. Birds use it for food and habitat, caterpillars feed on it. Frost tolerant.


Further
Information:
  1. Whitehorse Council
  2. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  3. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  4. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia)
  5. iNaturalist
  6. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)


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