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Eucalyptus torquata (Coral Gum)

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Plant description

eucalyptus torquata coral gum 003

eucalyptus torquata coral gum 002

eucalyptus torquata coral gum 001

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.

 

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: Red
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 12 metres
Minimum height: 6 metres

Maximum width: 10 metres
Minimum width: 5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, well-drained.

Clay: dry, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: all year.

Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus.

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