Eucalyptus phoenicea

Eucalyptus phoenicea

Eucalyptus phoenicea

(Scarlet Gum)

FAMILY

Myrtaceae

Species

Eucalyptus phoenicea

Common name

Scarlet Gum

Flower colour; life form

Orange; tree

Campus

Townsville

Description

This northern Australian species has fibrous, flaky yellowish bark on the trunk and major branches and grows to 7-9 m tall. The orange flowers are in globular umbels and are borne on the branches so that they are often obscured by the foliage. The capsules are ribbed and cylindrical in shape to about 2.5 cm long and 1+ cm wide, slightly constricted at the neck. Flowers autumn to winter. Likes a well drained position but will grow on soils with quite a lot of clay

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