Eucalyptus cladocalyx ‘Vintage Red’ – Sugar Gum

A striking new Eucalyptus with dark red foliage, making it a useful medium sized tree for landscape use in cool to temperate areas. Growing from 6 to 8 metres tall and 3 to 4 metres wide, it also responds well to pruning, so can be kept to the desired height. The foliage can also be used for cut flower work. The stems are nearly black, and the trunk is smooth grey bark. Drought and frost tolerant. Prefers a sunny spot in well drained soil. Unsuitable for tropical and sub tropical areas.

Scientific Name:Eucalyptus cladocalyx
Cultivar:Vintage Red
Common Name:Sugar Gum
Plant Type:Small tree
Height:6 ~ 8 metres
Width:3 ~ 4 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Cut flower, Street tree, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds






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




Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.