Eucalyptus phoenicea

Scarlet gum

 

Description: Although this is considered as frost tender, it is an outstanding specimen for its large clusters of orange flowers and flaky bark.  The bark is flaky & fibrous, yellow to yellow-brown on the lower trunk and larger branches, then smooth and creamy to white above.  Juvenile leaves are ovate & green, adult leaves are lance shaped and gray-green.  A very popular ornamental in Australia. It is found native in Queensland, the Northern Territory and West Australia.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Small specimen 38'
Flower Color Orange
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture Moderate moisture
Native Queensland, Northern Territory, West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletUnusual orange-red to scarlet flower color
bulletReported to bloom at a young age
bulletLarge flower clusters
bulletFlaky bark

Problem Solving Features

bulletExcellent species for warm areas
bulletDoes well in sand
bulletLow maintenance
bulletLikes sun
bulletNo fertilizer needed

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.
 
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