Red Gum, Eucalyptus rostrata, River Red Gum
|A familiar sight in California and Arizona, rapid-growing, long-lived eucalyptuses are a varied lot. Also called gum trees, they range from shrubby, vinelike plants to huge trees, with different leaf and flower shapes on each. In general, though, leaves are crisp, leathery and usually aromatic. The flowers are fluffy, and the flat-topped seed capsules are woody. Some varieties have white or pink flowers that are a source of honey. Some tolerate extreme heat and cold, others are fairly drought-tolerant. Buy the smallest plant you can find so that it will not be root bound. Chlorosis affects some species in alkaline soil. In California, the eucalyptus longhorn beetle is a deadly pest.
Long strips of bark peel off its tan and white, mottled trunk. Plant where litter is not an eyesore. Naturalizes easily.
Attributes - Eucalyptus camaldulensis
Plant Type: Tree
Height: 60 ft. to 140 ft.
Width: 40 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11
Notes: Thrives in Alkaline Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates, Wet Soil. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance.
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