A beautiful ornamental tree growing to around 6 to 8 metres tall, it has a gently weeping growth habit. Winter to spring flowering with large pink-red blossoms with contrasting yellow stamens. Young stems are red which age to smooth white branches, on the trunk the bark is decorative with peeling curls. This is known as minni-ritchi bark. Good for most soil types as long as they are well drained and likes a sunny spot. Best in temperate areas of Australia with lower rainfall and humidity. It has an open growth habit that lets light filter through for underplanting.
|Scientific Name:||Eucalyptus caesia|
|Common Name:||Gum Tree|
|Plant Type:||Small tree|
|Height:||6 ~ 8 metres|
|Width:||3 ~ 4 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Red, Pink|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Weeping|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Attractive foliage, Wow factor|
|Special Features:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Nectar eating birds, Other insects|
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