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Eucalyptus polyanthemos

red box

A medium sized, often spreading tree to 25m in height. Rough fibrous grey to brown bark may or may not be shed annually to reveal smooth bark beneath. Foliage is slate-green to blue-grey and white flowers are produced in spring and summer.
originNSW, ACT, Vic.
cultural notesRequires well drained soils in full sun or part shade. Naturally occurring in low nutrient stony soils on dry ridges and slopes.
toleratesTolerant of drought, frost and low nutrient soils.
flowering seasonSpring and Summer
flower colourClusters of diamond-shaped buds open to creamy-white flowers. Fruit are barrel shaped.
foliage colourFoliage is slate-green to blue-grey. Leaves are ovate in shape to 5cm in length and width.
widthup to 15m
heightup to 25m
plant spacing500cm apart
recommended usesAn attractive ornamental tree grown for its glaucous foliage.
plant image creditsCreative Commons License Melburnian

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