Eucalyptus todtiana – Coastal Blackbutt

This eucalypt is a small tree with rough fibrous bark and cream flowers in summer followed by round brown gumnuts. It can grow from 5 to 15 metres high, generally about 8 metres, and can be a tree or have a multi-stemmed mallee habit. Native to Western Australia on sandy alkaline soils. Drought and frost tolerant.


Scientific Name:Eucalyptus todtiana
Common Name:Blackbutt
Other Common Names:Pricklybark
Plant Type:Small tree
Height:5 ~ 15 metres
Width:4 ~ 10 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants