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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Eucalyptus globoidea
Common Name:white stringybark
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Large Tree (over 6 m), Bee Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
30 m x 20 m
Foliage:Juvenile 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.
Flowers:Cluster of white/cream 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, Summer
Grey-brown fibrous bark. Tolerates light frost. Useful shade tree for large gardens. Honey production.

  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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