Eucalyptus erythrocorys

Red-Cap Gum, Illyarie

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.
Eucalyptus erythrocorys, Red-Cap Gum, Illyarie
Yellow flowers emerge from the bright red buds, a colorful contrast with the bright green leaves and white trunk. Prune or stake to establish tree form and prevent sprawl, but leave multiple trunks. Less drought-tolerant than others.

Attributes - Eucalyptus erythrocorys

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Mid Fall through Early Spring

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 15 ft. to 30 ft.

Width: 30 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

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