Eucalyptus camaldulensis – River Red Gum

The river red gum is a large tree which can grow to 45 metres. A graceful spreading growth habit combined with beautiful smooth multi-coloured bark are the key features of this widespread and adaptable Australian tree. Use it as a feature tree in large spaces such as parks, where its beautiful bark can be admired. It is very low maintenance once established and grows over a very wide range of climates throughout Australia. A useful tree for stabilising river banks. This tree can drop branches unexpectedly.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Eucalyptus camaldulensis
Common Name:River Red Gum
Plant Type:Large tree
Height:15 ~ 50 metres
Width:15 ~ 35 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Clay, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Windbreak
Special Uses:Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

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

 


 

 

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