A beautiful and very decorative small mallee tree with the largest of all the Eucalypt flowers which can be up to 10cms in diameter. It blooms in spring to summer, mostly red or pink-red. The subsequent gumnuts are also a feature, and are large and silvery. It grows to around 4 metres tall with silver-green foliage. Best in Mediterranean climates with dry summer weather, and are shorter lived in more subtropical climates.
|Scientific Name:||Eucalyptus macrocarpa|
|Common Name:||Gum Tree|
|Other Common Names:||Mottlecah|
|Plant Type:||Small tree|
|Height:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Red, Pink|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Street tree, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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