Eucalyptus cladocalyx ‘Vintage Red’ – Sugar Gum

A striking new Eucalyptus with dark red foliage, making it a useful medium sized tree for landscape use in cool to temperate areas. Growing from 6 to 8 metres tall and 3 to 4 metres wide, it also responds well to pruning, so can be kept to the desired height. The foliage can also be used for cut flower work. The stems are nearly black, and the trunk is smooth grey bark. Drought and frost tolerant. Prefers a sunny spot in well drained soil. Unsuitable for tropical and sub tropical areas.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Vintage Red
Plant Type : Small tree
Width : 4
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Eucalyptus cladocalyx
Common Name : Sugar Gum
Height : 8
Flower Color : Cream
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds