Dazzling displays of flowers and intricately textured flower buds and gumnuts on a small to medium sized tree define this outstanding ornamental eucalypt. It makes a wonderful street or specimen tree that will attract birds to the garden in profusion. Very little if any maintenance is required. Best in areas with a dry summer, where it performs well as a street tree.
|Scientific Name:||Eucalyptus torquata|
|Common Name:||Coral Gum|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||6 ~ 12 metres|
|Width:||5 ~ 10 metres|
|Flower Colour:||White, Cream, Red, Pink|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Street tree, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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