Eucalyptus fastigata H. Deane & Maiden

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Article from New Trees, Ross Bayton & John Grimshaw

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'Eucalyptus fastigata' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/eucalyptus/eucalyptus-fastigata/). Accessed 2021-09-23.

Common Names

  • Brown Barrel

Glossary

strobilus
Cone. Used here to indicate male pollen-producing structure in conifers which may or may not be cone-shaped.
dbh
Diameter (of trunk) at breast height. Breast height is defined as 4.5 feet (1.37 m) above the ground.

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Credits

Article from New Trees, Ross Bayton & John Grimshaw

Recommended citation
'Eucalyptus fastigata' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/eucalyptus/eucalyptus-fastigata/). Accessed 2021-09-23.

Tree to 20–45(–60) m, dbh 1–2 m. Bark reddish or greyish brown, rough and furrowed on the trunk and larger branches; peeling off in long strips further up to reveal a smooth, white surface. Branchlets deep red or maroon. Juvenile leaves sessile, green and glossy with raised oil glands. Adult leaves thick, glossy green, 8–15 × 1.5–2.7 cm, lanceolate to ovate or falcate, lateral veins distinct, margins entire, apex acute or acuminate; petiole flattened or channelled, 1–1.5 cm long. Inflorescences axillary, usually paired; umbellasters with 11–15 flowers. Flower buds club-shaped and beaked; hypanthium 0.3 cm wide; stamens white or cream. Capsule conical to pear-shaped, 0.4–0.7 cm diameter; valves three, flush or exserted. Boland et al. 1984, Chippendale 1988. Distribution AUSTRALIA: New South Wales (Tablelands), Victoria (northeast). Habitat Open sclerophyllous forest in cold, wet valleys and on slopes, between 300 and 1400 m asl. USDA Hardiness Zone 8. Conservation status Not evaluated. Illustration NT340. Taxonomic note Differs from the closely related E. regnans in having rough bark on the larger branches.

Eucalyptus fastigata is rare in cultivation, but where it has been attempted in western parts of the United Kingdom it seems to be perfectly happy. The champion is at Marwood Hill, Devon and was 20 m tall (56 cm dbh) in 2006 (TROBI), and there is a group of three straight trees at Logan that were about 14 m tall (greatest dbh 35 cm) when seen in 2006.