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Bulletproof landscape plants. Not all plants are equal. Many require the soil and climate (amongst other things) to be 'just right'. The plants described in this article are the ones that deserve the title of 'bulletproof' and are a good starting point for an easy-care garden.
The large red flowers and lovely spreading but relatively compact habit of this delightful eucalypt are its outstanding features. It is widely planted in southern Australia as a feature tree but tends to struggle in more humid climates such as Sydney and Brisbane. It isgenerally grown from seed and thus the form of the tree and flower colour can vary quite a lot and sometimes be disappointing. However, good forms are to die for! It is virtually maintenance free apart from cleaning up any fallen leaves and flowers.
Flower colour: Red
Flowering season: spring summer autumn
Maximum height: 9 metres
Minimum height: 4 metres
Maximum width: 10 metres
Minimum width: 5 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate.
Loam: dry, well-drained.
Clay: dry, well-drained.
Sand: dry, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: all year.
Types of fertiliser: general purpose.