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Item ID: 3115
Genus: Eucalyptus
Plant Lists: Deer Resistant, Bee Plants, Clay Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Hot and Dry Climates, Long Blooming, Plants For Cutting, Wild Life, Indestructables
Plant Type: Tree
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Eucalyptus erythrocorys
“Red Cap Gum” “Illyarrie”

Eucalyptus erythrocorys “Red Cap Gum” “Illyarrie”

photo: tteerriitt/flickr.com

One of the most beautiful Eucalyptus in my opinion. The flowers have interesting red buds which pop open to reveal luscious yellow-green stamens that arrange themselves into four clusters. The flowers are large (2-3”) & bloom for a long time (Fall-Spring) & look fantastic in a vase. This tree is native to Australia where it can be found growing in sandy soil & receives rainfall equivalent to that of Los Angeles. So it is fairly drought tolerant & does best with well-draining soil. Growing 25-30' tall & wide & generally multi-trunked, this tree is also fast growing. The curving blue-green leaves are another attribute to an already stunning plant. Would make a showy addition to any garden. Loved by hummingbirds!

Kelly Kilpatrick
Horticulturalist

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Low-Avg. Water

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USDA Zones 9-11

Item ID: 3115
Genus: Eucalyptus
Plant Lists: Deer Resistant, Bee Plants, Clay Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Hot and Dry Climates, Long Blooming, Plants For Cutting, Wild Life, Indestructables
Plant Type: Tree