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Eucalyptus cephalocarpa|Silver-leaf or Mealy Stringybark

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Medium sized tree with thick fibrous bark to smaller branches. Straight or contorted trunk with dense canopy.
Size (W x H)
5-15m x 8-20m
Stalkless, round to egg-shaped, silver juvenile leaves to 11cm x 6cm. Straight or curved grey-green lance-shaped adult leaves 20cm x 25mm.
Clusters of 7-11stalkless diamond-shaped buds with waxy coating. Masses of cream flowers. Silvery, flat topped, bell-shaped fruit.
Flower colour
Flower time
March to August
Growing conditions
Moist sand or poor clay soils in swamps and moist low slopes. Tolerates waterlogging in winter and drying out in summer. Moderate to light frosts. Full sun, semi shade.
Commonly used for
Excellent habitat tree. Shade and shelter, especially in wet areas. Honey production
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts birds
Attracts butterflies
Photo gallery
Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory