Red Stringybark Eucalyptus Tree

Information about habitat, appearance and environmental value

Red Stringybark - Eucalyptus Macrorhyncha is a medium sized tree growing from 7 to 30m. The bark is stringy, rough, tightly woven and extends into the branches. When bark is peeled back it is reddish inside. The trunk is straight but as the tree can grow in stoney regions these trunks are often stunted. The leaves are thick and glossy, dark green in colour. Buds can be found on new growth during December but remain on the tree for two years before they flower, developing in groups of 7 to 11 and are 7-10mm long.

The flowers which are white start in late December and finishes in March. Flowering is sensitive to periods of rain that will destroy the flower. The pollen is of good quality, the bees are able to build health brood. The honey is superb and touted as Victoria’s finest. The fruit have a large top shape, 6-10mm x 10-12mm.

Red Stringybark is widespread, from Stawell through the dry regions of the Great Dividing Range and Gippsland. The tree prefers hilly well drained country side and often found on rocky regions.

 

Red Stringybark Bark

Red Stringybark trunk

Red Stringybark buds

Red Stringybark fruit

Red Stringybark flowers