Red Bloodwood, Bloodwood
|(Previously known as Eucalyptus corymbosa)|
Description: This species is native to New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. The species has smaller growth on poor soils but often does better on richer loams. The bark is rough over the trunk and larger branches, gray-brown in color and a red, gum-like substance can often be found on the surface. The cream to white flowers are borne in profusion in summer and autumn. Adult leaves are rather large, 23 x 7.5 cm, discolorous green and are shaped like a lance (broadly lanceolate). The gum has been used as a food source for sugar gliders.
Climate Data: Favors warm humid to sub-humid climate. Heat index, hot: 89 degrees F, cold: 17 degrees F. Rainfall 700-1800 mm (28-72 inches), altitude near seal level to 300 m.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 8|
|Type||Single trunk specimen 46-98' (14-30 m)|
|Culture||Well-drained to average soils|
|Native||New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria|
Problem Solving Features
*Seed germinates easily with normal methods. Usually 1-3 weeks for germination.
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