Eucalyptus macrocarpa – Gum Tree

A beautiful and very decorative small mallee tree with the largest of all the Eucalypt flowers which can be up to 10cms in diameter. It blooms in spring to summer, mostly red or pink-red. The subsequent gumnuts are also a feature, and are large and silvery. It grows to around 4 metres tall with silver-green foliage. Best in Mediterranean climates with dry summer weather, and are shorter lived in more subtropical climates.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree
Width : 3
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant
Scientific Name: Eucalyptus macrocarpa
Common Name : Gum Tree
Height : 4
Flower Color : Red, Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects