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Eucalyptus sideroxylon

red Ironbark, mugga

A medium sized tree growing to 30m in height. The thick, fibrous bark is deeply furrowed and black on the outer surface, showing a deep red-brown in the furrows. Narrow pendant grey-blue foliage and profuse white, cream, pink or red flowers.
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originNSW, Vic, Qld.
cultural notesAdaptable to a range of climates and well drained soils. Prefers full sun or part shade.
toleratesTolerant of drought and frost.
flowering seasonWinter and Spring.
flower colourThe flowers occur in clusters and are white, cream, pink or red in colour.
foliage colourThe leaves are grey-green in colour, lance-shaped and sometimes slighly curved.
widthup to 8m
heightup to 30m
plant spacing300cm apart
recommended usesA good shade tree suitable for medium to large sized gardens and parks. Attracts birds and bees.
 
plant image creditsCreative Commons License HelloMojo

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