A small mallee gum tree growing from 4-8 metres tall, with outstanding large golden yellow flowers in late summer to early autumn. The buds are equally attractive, being bright red, and the following gum nuts are large and ornamental. It has sickle shaped leaves, and smooth creamy brown bark. This tree responds well to pruning, so can be trimmed to size and shape. It comes from the mid coast of Western Australia where it grows on limestone soils, so is at its best on alkaline soils. Highly bird attracting.
|Scientific Name:||Eucalyptus erythrocorys|
|Common Name:||Red Capped Gum|
|Other Common Names:||Illyarrie|
|Plant Type:||Small tree|
|Height:||3 ~ 8 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 6 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Gold|
|Flowering Time:||Summer, Autumn|
|Ph Level:||Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Street tree, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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