Eucalyptus laevopinea: is known as the Silvertop Stringybark. It is one of seven Eucalypt species native to Yallaroo. Stringybarks have rough, furrowed bark that will peel off in strips. White flowers usually appear between June and August. The number of flowers varies from year to year. Flowers are rich in nectar and attract insects (including honey bees), many honeyeaters and lorikeets.
The Silvertop Stringybark is a handsome tree, usually with a rounded crown. In days gone by some of our specimens were cut down for fence posts. These trees have developed a mallee growth habit with multiple stems.
Eucalyptus laevopinea is found on the Slopes and Tablelands of NSW and Southern Queensland. The species produces excellent firewood and is also cut commercially for building timber.
Eucalyptus laevopinea is too large for most suburban gardens but is ideal for rural woodlots, shelterbelts and windbreaks.
This Eucalypt propagates readily from seed.