Eucalyptus torquata

Coral gum, Coolgardie gum

SUBGENUS
    SYMPHYOMYRTUS
       
Section Dumaria
            Series Torquatae

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
Growth Rate Moderate
Native West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall species to 25'
bulletMasses of coral red flowers
bulletExcellent for cut flowers

Problem Solving Features

bulletSpecies for full sun
bulletLow maintenance
bulletLow water requirements
bulletPlantings in salt affected areas
bulletBlooms at an early age
bulletGood for arid areas

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  36 viable seeds per gram.  88% germination rate.

 

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