Eucalyptus sideroxylon ssp 'Rosea'

Red Ironbark, Mugga

   Eucalyptus sideroxylon (white flowering) variety

Description: Dark red to black rough bark that is deeply furrowed and never shed. The leaves can be very variable, juvenile leaves can be bluish white, lanceolate (like a lance) or diamond-shaped and usually turns bronze in winter. Adult leaves are about 4" long and slightly sickle-shaped. Flower colors range from showy, pale pink to near crimson color followed by small goblet-shaped seed capsules. Withstands heat, drought and frost.  Eucalyptus sideroxylon ssp Rosea is a red flowering variety. 

Uses: Food source for Koala browse, ornamental plantings, shade trees, sawmill timber, firewood, coastal area plantings, essential oils, cut flowers, foliage and fruits, perfumed foliage, frost resistant plant, wind resistant plant.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Small to large tree 20 to 110'
Flower Color Red
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Soil Type Sand, gravels, clay
Soil moisture (minimum) 450 mm (18") per year
Native Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletVariable tree to 110'
bulletDeeply furrowed bark
bulletAttractive pink/red flowers

Problem Solving Features

bulletDoes well in poor soils
bulletLow nutrient needs
bulletLow maintenance
bulletModerate growth rate
bulletNo fertilizer needed
bulletHeat resistant
bulletDrought resistant
bulletFrost resistant

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  116 viable seeds per gram.  93% germination rate.


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