Eucalyptus fastigata

Brown Barrel, Cut Tail

 

Description: I saw this species growing at the Mt. Tomah Botanic Garden near Sydney. The key to successful growth is uniform rainfall throughout the year. This is a tall tree with a large crown and fibrous brown, stringy bark. The bark is often seen hanging in the crown.  It is found native in a widespread range of New South Wales and Victoria.  It may flower only every five years or so. 

Climate Data: Favors cool to warm, humid to sub-humid climate.  Heat index, hot: 82 degrees F, cold: 25 degrees F.  Rainfall 750-2000 mm (30-80 inches), altitude 650-1400 m.
 

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Large tee 98-164' (30-50m), NO lignotuber
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture Low to moderate moisture
Native New South Wales
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletLarge tree to 164'
bulletBrown, stringy bark
bulletModerate growth rate

Problem Solving Features

bulletVery attractive tall tree
bulletGood for regular moisture areas
bulletLow maintenance

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed has poor germination rate.  Cold treat 28 days.
 
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