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RED IRONBARK
Eucalyptus sideroxylon

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Photo Locations: Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, CA, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA

General Notes

Hardiness estimate: 15 degres F.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to Eastern Australia.

Family: Myrtaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Weeping and requires ample growing space.

Vase, Oval or Upright Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 30 - 90 feet.

Width: 30 - 60 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Lanceolate, Blue Green, No Change, Evergreen.

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

Brown Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Spring or Summer Wildlife use it.

Bark Black or Red Brown, Blocky or Furrowed.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 5 - 6 and 8 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Neutral 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 and Thrip, Chlorosis, Oak Root Rot, Phytophthora and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as High.

None Known Health Hazard.

Biogenic Emissions considered High.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds and Bees.

Not Deer Palatable.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus sideroxylon Tree Record." 1995-2018. Apr 23, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/eucalyptus-sideroxylon >

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