Argyle Apple, Mealy Stringybark.
Cinerea, meaning ashen, referring to leaf colour.
Up to 15m.
Presence in Australia
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, SA.
Grassy or sclerophyll woodland, on shallow relatively infertile soils.
Tree to 15m high, with red-brown to grey-brown fibrous or stringy bark. Distinctive dull grey-green adult leaves.
Poorer soils on lower slopes of hill country. Tolerates most frost. Drought resistant.
Adaptable to most well-drained soils.
Monitoring required as seeds shed after maturity.
From seed (±500 viable seeds per gram).
Coppices after fire.
Shade and shelter
Useful medium-level cover in windbreaks.
Attracts foliage-gleaning and scale-feeding birds such as thornbills and pardalotes. Flowers a food source for various insects. Insect-eating birds attracted. Favoured by treecreepers and sittellas. Fruits and seeds a food source for a range of native birds.
Very attractive for gardens and parks, due to dense blue-grey foliage,.
Silvery foliage used in floral industry.