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RED-FLOWERED MALLEE
Eucalyptus erythronema

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Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and Stanford, CA

General Notes

Hardiness estimate: 17-22 degrees F

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to Western Australia.

Family: Myrtaceae

Additional Common Names

RED-FLOWERED MALLEE, LINDSAY GUM

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 12 - 25 feet.

Width: 10 - 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Lanceolate to Linear, Bluish Green or Silver or Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. Pink, Red or Rose. Flowers in Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown or Mostly Green Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.

Bark Cream, Green, Light Green, Pink or Multicolored, 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.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.

Exposure Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Moderate Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Texas Root Rot and Verticillium. Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Armillaria, Phytophthora, and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds and Bees.

Not Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values

Screen, Street Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus erythronema Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/eucalyptus-erythronema >

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