Eucalyptus & Corymbia – Gum Trees including Koala Food Trees.

Eucalyptus Erythrocorys – or Illyarrie – or Red Cap Gum

This tree has the most wonderful bright yellow flowers that spring from red flower caps in Autumn. Both the flowers and the caps are colourful features of this tree. It’s a small to medium tree growing to around 8 metres high and 4 metres wide in good conditions. Illyarrie originates in Western Australia and as with many Australian plants prefers well drained soil and full sun.  It is ideally suited to dry areas but also fares well in sub-tropical climates. It has a white trunk and is tender to frosts when young

Corymbia Citriodora or Lemon Scented Gum. ( prev. Eucalyptus citriodora.)

The Lemon Scented Gum is quite large at around 30 metres high full size and even taller in ideal climates such as Queensland where it originates. It is a popular and widely planted tree in Australia and oversees and prized for its smooth ornamental light-grey or white trunk. Large specimens are often quite spectacular. The leaves give off a strong lemon scent when crushed hence the name and it has clusters of white flowers for long periods. Young plants require some protection from frost and the hard timber is sometimes used in construction. The Lemon Scented Gum makes a splendid feature tree that it is best suited to large gardens.

 

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