Eucalyptus Leucoxylon (Subspecies petiolaris.) – another excellent small gum tree with large red flowers through autumn and winter with large decorative ribbed fruits up to 2cm long. It usually grows to between 6 and 10 metres high in its native habitat, with a short trunk and a more open crown than megalocarpa. It is a very hardy red flowered form suitable for most soils and climates including costal sites and sand. Capable of withstanding frost down to about -7°C it should make an excellent ornamental tree for a sheltered light frost location.
For more red flowered semi hardy gums see Eucalyptus caesia, Eucalyptus ficifolia, Eucalyptus leucoxylon megalocarpa and Eucalyptus sideroxylon rosea.