Eucalyptus macrocarpa – Gum Tree

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
Propagation Method:Seed
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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