Red Ironbark, Pink Ironbark, Eucalyptus sideroxylon 'Rosea'
|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.
The dark, furrowed bark of this aromatic tree does not shed. A variety of shapes are available with branches weeping or upright. Narrow blue-green leaves take on bronze tone in winter. Avoid wet, clay soils.
Attributes - Eucalyptus sideroxyion
Plant Type: Tree
Bloom Season: Mid Fall through Late Spring
Flower Color: Pink
Height: 20 ft. to 105 ft.
Width: 45 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.
Eucalyptus caesia, Eucalyptus camaldulensis, Eucalyptus erythrocorys, Eucalyptus ficifolia, Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus grossa, Eucalyptus macrocarpa, Eucalyptus nicholii, Eucalyptus perriniana, Eucalyptus polyanthemos, Eucalyptus x rhodantha, Eucalyptus saligna