Eucalyptus sideroxylon Rosea - red-flowered ironbark

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This nectar-rich native gum is frost hardy and drought tolerant; will grow in poor dry shallow soils, occasionally soggy clay soils, and windy sites; and thrives in the wild from VIC to QLD. Altogether a very useful garden tree! 

As if that weren't enough to recommend it, the leaves are a lovely green-blue, the bark a deep dark burnt-brown, and from summer to winter it is decorated with large bright red-pink tassel flowers like ballerina tutus.

If you have the space, it's a definite yes.

Flowering images: Forest & Kim Starr cropped to size.


We can't ship this product to South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia.

Eucalyptus sideroxylon Rosea red-flowered ironbark

APPEARANCE :East coast native gumtree with slightly weeping branches and an open airy habit. Large fluffy blossoms appear summer into winter, and vary from pale pink to deep red-pink from tree to tree. Leaves are long, blue-grey in colour; the bark is typical of ironbarks - dark brown, 'burnt' looking and deeply fissured.
ORIGIN : Found in the wild from VIC to QLD, mainly coastal.
USE FOR :  Ornamental garden tree, wildlife gardens, coastal gardens, for flower arranging and floristry. Good windbreak tree. Winter colour. Hard timber valued for construction.
CLIMATE : Grows happily in Canberra; frost and drought tolerant once established.
PLANTING :  Grows in most free-draining soil types including dry gravels and occasionally wet clay.
CARE : Apply mulch and continue to water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks and regularly during extended dry periods.
HEIGHT :  15-20m H x 8-10m W
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
You can see an example in the image gallery.
What is tubestock?

We're not able to ship this product to South Australia, Tasmania, or Western Australia for biosecurity reasons.

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