Yarra Ranges Shire Council


Eucalyptus baxteri

Common Name: Brown Stringybark
Family: Myrtaceae
Size: 10-40m x 6-20m
Description: Medium tree with thick stringy bark to small branches.
Leaves: Juvenile leaves briefly opposite & rough, elliptic to egg-shaped 3-13cm x 2-8.5cm, minute tufts of hair below. Adult - thick, glossy dark green, broadly lance-shaped asymmetric leaves, 7-15cm x 1.5-3cm.
Flowering: Thick-stalked, 9-15-flowered clusters, buds warty, club-shaped. Large rounded fruit, rim above the widest part, valves protruding.
Flower Colour: White
Flowering Time: December to April
Growing Conditions: Well drained soils in foothills. Frost tolerant. Full sun or partial shade.
Garden Use: Shade or shelter tree.
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Plant Communities: 2, 4, 7, 8, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 32, 38, 46
Conservation Status: Locally common within its preferred growing conditions
Aboriginal Use: Eucalypts provided food, medicines, containers, string and tools.
Commercially available: Indigenous nursery
Bird Attracting: General - food and habitat
Butterfly Attracting: Food plant for caterpillars
Frog Habitat: No
Photographer: 1, 2, 4 Peter Kinchington ©; 3 Marilyn Gray ©
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Last Updated: 30/06/2010
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