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.