Eucalyptus miniata – Woollybutt

A tall tropical growing gum tree that occurs along the Top End of Australia, from Cape York in Queensland to The Kimberley in Western Australia. It can grow to 30 metres tall but more usually around 20 metres, and has rough bark which gives it the common name of woollybutt. It has eye catching bright orange flowers in the Dry Season. It naturally grows on sandy soils.

Scientific Name:Eucalyptus miniata
Common Name:Woollybutt
Plant Type:Large tree
Height:10 ~ 20 metres
Width:3 ~ 6 metres
Flower Colour:Orange
Flowering Time:Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Tropical
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Special Uses:Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant
Attracts Wildlife:Nectar eating birds


Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-


The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 


Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Cool Country Natives – ACT


Geelong Native Plants – Victoria


Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria


Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA


Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia




Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order


The Native Shop – mail order




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