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Red River Gum in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Eucalyptus camaldulensis

 

Red River Gum

The river red gum is a large tree which can grow to 45 metres. A graceful spreading growth habit combined with beautiful smooth multi-coloured bark are the key features of this widespread and adaptable Australian tree. Use it as a feature tree in large spaces such as parks, where its beautiful bark can be admired.

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plant Features
  • Red River Gum likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Red River Gum likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Red River Gum is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Red River Gum likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Red River Gum

Latin name

Eucalyptus camaldulensis

type

Evergreen Trees or Shrubs

family

Myrtaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Red River Gum likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Red River Gum is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Red River Gum likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Red River Gum likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Red River Gum is 18.00meters x 45.00meters 18.00 M 45.00 M

Eucalyptus camaldulensis

The river red gum is a large tree which can grow to 45 metres. A graceful spreading growth habit combined with beautiful smooth multi-coloured bark are the key features of this widespread and adaptable Australian tree. Use it as a feature tree in large spaces such as parks, where its beautiful bark can be admired.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

It is unwise to plant eucalyptus too close to buildings, walls, underground drains etc. Full sun is essential and moist but well drained soil is preferred. Where possible, plant young plants in a site protected from cold winds. A deep mulch around the base of the plant helps prevent the soil from freezing. Don't incorporate manure in the planting hole as this will encourage excessive leaf growth.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Eucalyptus cuttings do not strike thus they should be propagated from seed. Sow seeds in containers in early spring and plant out the seedlings in mid-summer with as little root disturbance as possible.

 
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