Eucalyptus pilularis – Blackbutt

A tall tree with an open wide crown of green foliage preferring soils of higher fertility. The trunk has a thick stocking of permanent bark often spreading to the first lower limbs while upper branches are smooth and pale in colour. The base of the tree is often fire scarred hence the common name Blackbutt.

Flowering occurs between July and January but not reliably every year. Older trees form magnificent fauna refuges with many hollow logs.

Uses: Large gardens or park plantings.


Dimensions: Height: 30 70 metres |  Width: 10 – 15 metres

Flowering: White to cream flower from September to March 

Aspect: Full sun
Soil type: Coastal sandy loams, but also grows well on clays and volcanic soils
Planting rates: 0.2/m2

Maintenance: Plant out into their permanent positions in early summer and give them some protection from the cold in their first winter.

Available sizes: tubes & 140mm pots
Availability: contact Bluedale Wholesale Nursery for current availability list or to discuss our pre-grow commercial plant service.