Juvenile - left, adult leaf right

Eucalyptus erythrocorys

Llyarie

 

Description: This species from West Australia gets its name from the red flower cap that provides an interesting contrast to the yellow flowers in early summer. The flowers are very large, followed by showy seed pods nearly 2" across. Prefers sun and frost-free climate without summer humidity. Found on coastal limestone areas, the trunk is smooth white, often bent and does best in poor sands or sandy loams with low fertility.  Very popular tree frequently planted in West Australia and South Australia.

Culture: Sun, acid pH, sand or sandy loam, well drained.

Uses: Ornamental plantings, planting along coastal areas.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Small tree or mallee to 25', lignotuber
Flower Color Yellow
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Soil Type Sandy loam
Soil Moisture (minimum) 480 mm (18.46") per year
Native West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall mallee habit to 25'
bulletRed flower cap with yellow flowers
bulletLarge, showy seed pods

Problem Solving Features

bulletVery attractive accent plant or tree
bulletBest in poor sands with low fertility
bulletLow maintenance

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  Average 10 seeds per gram.
 
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