SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA, Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA and Cal Poly Leaning Pine Arboretum - San Luis Obispo, CA
Takes water with good drainage. Saline tolerant. Hardiness estimate: 23-26 degrees F. Branches often sag and spread from the weight of the large bell-like fruit.
Has fragrant Leaf.
Native to Western Australia.
Additional Common Names
RED-CAP GUM, ILLYARRIE
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 12 - 30 feet.
Width: 9 - 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Lanceolate, Glossy Medium to Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Yellow. Flowers in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown, Red or Mostly Green Capsule, fruiting in Spring, Summer or Fall Wildlife use it.
Bark Striking Cream, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 5 - 6 and 8 - 24.
Exposure Full Sun.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Good Inland.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Texas Root Rot and Verticillium. Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Oak Root Rot, Phytophthora and Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Biogenic Emissions considered High.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Not Deer Palatable.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus erythrocorys Tree Record." 1995-2018. Apr 20, 2018.
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