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The coral gum, Eucalyptus torquata, has dazzling displays of flowers and intricately textured flower buds and gumnuts on a medium sized tree, which make this an outstanding ornamental eucalypt. It makes a wonderful street or specimen tree that will attract birds to the garden in profusion. It flowers in spring and summer. Very little if any maintenance is required. Grows from four to ten metres tall. Most reliable in areas of low humidity. Can take moderate frost. Responds well to pruning if needed to keep it to a preferred size.
Flower colour: Red
Flowering season: spring summer
Maximum height: 12 metres
Minimum height: 6 metres
Maximum width: 10 metres
Minimum width: 5 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.
Loam: dry, well-drained.
Clay: dry, well-drained.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: all year.
Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus.