Eucalyptus baxteri

Brown stringybark


Description: This is a variable size species that can range from a shrub to a tall tree.  It is often found in the higher rainfall areas of the Mt. Lofty Ranges and near coastal areas.  It grows best in high rainfall areas in well drained soils.  Juvenile leaves are orbicular, discolorous.  Adult leaves are falcate to broad-lanceolate, very large and shiny dark green.  Flowers and fruits are in groups of 7-15.  The bark is very stringy, gray to red-brown in color. 

Culture: This species does not tolerate waterlogged or alkaline soils.  Full to part sun, sand, loam, clay, gravels or well-drained, acid or neutral.  Suitable for coppice.

Uses: Shade, shelter, cut foliage, erosion control.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Large tree 120' (to 40 m), lignotuber
Flower Color White clusters 1" diameter
Growth Rate Moderate to fast
Placement Sun
Culture 18" minimum annual rainfall
Native New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletStringybark type gum
bulletCream/white flower color
bulletHigher rainfall areas

Problem Solving Features

bulletFast growing
bulletExcellent in sun and acid soils
bulletLow maintenance

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*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  Approximately 35 days for total germination.  Typical germination rate 42 per gram.
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