Plant name: Red stringybark
Plant type: shrubs / bushes / trees
Origin: NSW, ACT, VIC, SA.
Cultural notes: Prefers well drained soils in full sun or part shade. Naturally occurs in well drained clay soils or poor shallow soils on slopes and ridges. Does not like wet or compacted soils.
Tolerates: Tolerant of drought, frost and snow.
Flowering season: Summer and Autumn.
Flower colour: Clusters of creamy white flowers appear from small diamond-shaped buds. Fruit are large and round with three projecting valves.
Foliage colour: Adult foliage is glossy green, lanceolate and up to 15cm long. Often asymmetrical. Juvenile leaves are ovate with wavy margins and grow to 5cm in length and 3cm in Width:.
Width: up to 20m
Height: up to 35m
Plant spacing: 800cm apart
Recommended uses: Attractive shade tree for large areas.
Description: A large tree growing to 35m a with rounded canopy spreading to 20m. Thick fibrous red-brown bark that is deeply furrowed and glossy green lance-shaped leaves to 15cm. Profuse creamy-white flowers in summer and autumn.