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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Eucalyptus macrorhyncha
Common Name:red stringybark
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Large Tree (over 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Clay, Infertile, Well Drained
10-35 m x 10-20 m
Foliage:Juvenile 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.
Flowers:Cluster of 7-11 white, stalked, diamond-shaped buds, cap tapering & beaked. Large round fruit with a broad raised rim and 3 projecting valves. January-April

Upright medium-sized tree with round canopy. Thick red-brown rough stringy bark to the small branches. Excellent shade or windbreak tree for drier sites. Does not like to have roots compacted. Honey production.  Frost and snow tolerant.  Can be coppiced.

It is  valued for its leaves, which contain a compound used in the preventative treatment of conditions associated with vascular disease.

  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. iPlants
  7. NatureMapr (Canberra)
  8. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)

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