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






Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it 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 an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-


The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 


Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Cool Country Natives – ACT


Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria


Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA


Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia


Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order


The Native Shop – mail order




Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.