Broadway Arboretum

Species Information Page

Eucalyptus todtiana Coastal Blackbutt



Location in Arboretum: Northern sandplains
No on Map: NS02

Map loads from Florabase

  • Also known as Pricklybark because fine, tough fibres that stick into your hand if it is rubbed hard on the tree (Powell 1990).
  • On Swan Coastal Plain typically found on ridges between wetlands, but elsewhere it grows on white/ grey or yellow sand and often over laterite.
  • May be a connected plant (i.e. what appears to be several individuals are actually only one plant) (Tinker 2007)
  • Two to eight, but up to 15m high. Flowers white/ cream. Flowers Jan–Apr.


Powell, R. (1990). Leaf and branch - Trees and tall shrubs of Perth, Department of Conservation and Land Management.

Tinker, A. (2007) From a tour conducted at Western Flora Caravan and Tourist Park