SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and Stanford, CA
Hardiness estimate: 17-22 degrees F
Has fragrant Leaf.
Native to Western Australia.
Additional Common Names
RED-FLOWERED MALLEE, LINDSAY GUM
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
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.
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.
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