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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Eucalyptus cephalocarpa
synonym:   Eucalyptus cinerea var. multiflora
Common Name:mealy stringybark , silver-leaf stringybark , silver stringybark
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Large Tree (over 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Sandy, Clay, Moist, Wet
8-20 m x 5-15 m
Foliage:Stalkless, round to egg-shaped, silver juvenile leaves to 11 cm x 6 cm. Straight or curved grey-green lance-shaped adult leaves 20 cm x 25 mm.
Flowers:Clusters of 7-11 cream stalkless diamond-shaped buds with waxy coating. Masses of cream flowers. Silvery, flat topped, bell-shaped fruit. March-August
Medium sized tree with thick rough fibrous bark to smaller branches. Straight or contorted trunk with dense canopy. Excellent habitat tree. Shade and shelter, especially in wet areas. Honey production. Tolerates waterlogging in winter and drying out in summer. Moderate to light frosts.

  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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