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Eucalyptus cephalocarpa

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Eucalyptus cephalocarpa Silver Leaved Stringybark, Silver Stringybark, Gum,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Trees Dense, Upright

A beautiful medium size tree that can range in size from 8-20m tall. It usually has a straight trunk with thick fibrous grey brown bark and a dense canopy of dull grey-silvery blue foliage. Clusters of creamy white flowers appear from autumn to winter followed by woody fruits. An adaptable tree that can tolerate waterlogged conditions during winter and drying out in summer. Synonymous with Eucalyptus cinerea

Mature Height: Mature Width:
10-25m >10m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Verge, Wind Break, Shade Tree

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Myrtlepest And Disease Rust, Powdery Mildew

Cultural Notes: When planting ensure it is planted in good quality soil with a high organic content. Mulch and water well until established. If in windy conditions it may require staking until established.

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Myrtaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green, Silver
Flower Colour: Green
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High