Scarlet pear gum
Description: This species has large, pyriform, ribbed buds and fruits. The buds are red, the filaments are yellow. It has a small, slender tree habit and is suitable as a small specimen for accents. Juvenile leaves are ovate and green, adult leaves vary from oblong, elliptic to ovate & lanceolate. Found native in a small area of Jerdacuttup West Australia, in gravel sand and sandy loams. It tolerates drought, lime and saline soils - light frosts only.
Culture: Sun, sandy loam, pH 5.5 to 6.4, annual rainfall minimum of 14 inches per year.
Uses: Ornamental plantings, firewood, honey production, wind resistant plants.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 9|
|Type||Small mallet to 18' (6 m), NO lignotuber|
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