Eucalyptus sideroxylon ssp 'Rosea'
Red Ironbark, Mugga
|Eucalyptus sideroxylon (white flowering) variety|
Description: Dark red to black rough bark that is deeply furrowed and never shed. The leaves can be very variable, juvenile leaves can be bluish white, lanceolate (like a lance) or diamond-shaped and usually turns bronze in winter. Adult leaves are about 4" long and slightly sickle-shaped. Flower colors range from showy, pale pink to near crimson color followed by small goblet-shaped seed capsules. Withstands heat, drought and frost. Eucalyptus sideroxylon ssp Rosea is a red flowering variety.
Uses: Food source for Koala browse, ornamental plantings, shade trees, sawmill timber, firewood, coastal area plantings, essential oils, cut flowers, foliage and fruits, perfumed foliage, frost resistant plant, wind resistant plant.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 8|
|Type||Small to large tree 20 to 110'|
|Soil Type||Sand, gravels, clay|
|Soil moisture (minimum)||450 mm (18") per year|
|Native||Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria|
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