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The Red Gum (Eucalyptus erythrocorys) is a small tree with an open spreading canopy. The bark is smooth with a creamy colour but can have a few rough brown coloured patches in places where the bark has not shed. In Autumn, the tree produces yellow and fluffy flowers, emerging from green flower buds with a vivid red, warty cap.


Suitable for general garden planting, flowers and buds can be cut as indoor decorations.

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Eucalyptus Erythrocorys (Red Cap Gum)

  • Grow in a sunny position in moist, well-drained soil. It tolerates drought but is not frost-tolerant. Prune after flowering to promote bushy growth.

  • Plant Type Native Australian Plant
    Mature Dimensions (Height x Spread) 3–8m x 5m
    Sun Exposure Full Sun
    Bird / Wildlife Attracting Yes
    Foliage Type Opposite pairs, sickle-shaped, lance-shaped or curved
    Foliage Colour Green
    Flowering Yes
    Flower Colour Red, Yellow
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