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Eucalyptus camaldulensis (River Red Gum)

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Plant description

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A graceful spreading growth habit combined with beautiful smooth multi-coloured bark are the key features of this very widespread and adaptable Australian tree. Use it as a feature tree in large spaces such as parks, where its beautiful bark can be admired. It is very low maintenance once established and grows over a very wide range of climates throughout Australia.

Further reading: Australian Native Trees and Top Gum Trees for Gardens (articles written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: White
Flowering season: summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 50 metres
Minimum height: 15 metres

Maximum width: 35 metres
Minimum width: 15 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, arid.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 4.5-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: all year.

Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus.

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