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.

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
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



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