Coral gum, Coolgardie gum
Description: This species produces masses of large coral red flowers tipped with yellow anthers. Excellent for cut flowers, blooming in 3 to 4 years. One of the best Eucalypt species to grow! It has a fairly narrow, upright habit. It has rough, flaking bark and the foliage is light green. Found native in Woolibar Station West Australia in the Coolgardie district. Very ornamental, the branches droop under the weight of the flowers and pods. Sometimes blooms in pots when only 12-24" tall. Good in arid areas. Growth of 8 feet and flowering in 5 years has been reported. It will withstand dry conditions, but does best with regular moisture. Suitable for slightly saline sites (ECe 200-400 mS/m.
Culture: Sun, loam, pH 5.5 to 6.4, annual rainfall minimum of 10 inches per year.
Uses: Ornamental plantings, firewood, honey production, suitable for coastal area plantings, good for salt affected areas, frost tolerant.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 9|
|Type||Small species 15-25'|
|Flower Color||Large, coral red flowers|
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