Eucalyptus erythrocorys – Illyarrie

A small to medium sized mallee gum tree growing from 4-8 metres tall, with outstanding large golden yellow flowers in late summer to early autumn. The buds are equally attractive, being bright red, and the following gum nuts are large and ornamental. It has sickle shaped leaves, and smooth creamy brown bark. This tree responds well to pruning, so can be trimmed to size and shape. It comes from the mid coast of Western Australia where it grows on limestone soils, so is at its best on alkaline soils. Highly bird attracting.

Note- the large gumnuts can be a slipping and tripping hazard if not cleaned up regularly

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree
Width : 6
Flowering Time : Summer, Autumn
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Eucalyptus erythrocorys
Common Name : Red Capped Gum
Height : 8
Flower Color : Yellow, Gold
pH Level : Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects