Eucalyptus sideroxylon

Botanical Name: Eucalyptus sideroxylon

Phonetic: You-kal-ihp-tuss sy-der-ox-ih-lon

Common Name(s): Red Iron Bark/Pink Iron Bark

Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Southeastern Australia
Plant Type: Tree
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, long and pointed
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Gray-green to medium green
Fall Color: –
Texture: Medium
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Winter
Flower Color(s): Creamy white to deep rose, yellowish

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 10-11
Climate Zone(s): 8,9,14-24
Growth Rate: Medium                       
Height: 35-100 Feet
Spread: 40-65 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium/low
Pest/Diseases: Unknown
Soil: Grows in shallow soils comprised of sand, gravel or clay, sensitive to water logged soils

Features: Dark red-brown bark, distinctive flower, foliage, and bark character, tolerates dry conditions and infertile soils, provides excellent winter habitat for wildlife, attracts bees
Uses: Large landscape spaces, parks, institutional settings, farm forestry, honey production, medicinal oil from the leaves, specimen, street tree

Medicinal properties: Eucalyptus sideroxylon’s essential oils can be used in Aromatherapy

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