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|
|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|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|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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