Red Flowering Gum
Description: This species is found occurring in sandy soils near Albany West Australia. It is one of the most requested species due to the brilliant red flowers that almost hide the foliage. The leaves are thick, dull green with a prominent mid-rib and the bark is thickly fibrous, brown to gray. The gum nuts are large, woody and urn shaped. This species has been cultivated throughout the world, but it is NOT suited to tropical or subtropical areas (prefers low water and low humidity.) Size ranges from 6-15 m (18-45') high x 5-20 m (15-60') wide.
Uses: Ornamental plantings, hedges and windbreaks, honey production.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 9|
|Type||Tree: 18-45' x 15-60'|
|Growth Rate||Slow to moderate|
|Soil Type||Sand, gravel|
|Soil Moisture (minimum)||1000 mm (40") per year|
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