Eucalyptus sideroxylon rosea

Iron Bark, Red-flowering Ironbark

A very popular street and specimen tree.

Features: Striking appearance. Versatility and hardiness.
Applications: Street tree, parks, gardens.
Description With its richly-coloured and deeply textured bark, contrasting blue-grey or blue-grey foliage and striking flowers, the Red-flowering Ironbark is a well-utilised tree. Tolerating a wide variety of soil types, low and high rainfall ranges and the rigours of an urban environment, it is a versatile tree for a variety of applications. As a street tree, the Ironbark is used in avenue plantings, verges and traffic islands but is also used as a feature tree in gardens and parks. Younger trees have an upright habit which spreads with age, often featuring a more open crown and somewhat weeping branches.
Availability: Champion Lakes : 45L
Mature height: 15-20
Mature spread: 10-15
Canopy: Irregular, spreading with age. Moderately dense shade.
Growth rate: Fast growing in suitable conditions
Cautions: Poor soils. Variable rainfall. Urban environments. Enjoys full sun.
Tolerances: Poor soils. Variable rainfall. Urban environments. Enjoys full sun.
Sun demands: Best in full sun
Soil demands: Tolerates poor and various soils provided adequate drainage.
Water demands: Low
Native or Exotic: Native
Leaf habit: Evergreen
Family: Myrtaceae
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Additional references and recommended reading:

Boland, D. J. et al (2006) "Forest Trees of Australia" 5th Edition, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

Gilman, Edward F. (1997) "Trees for Urban and Suburban Landscapes", Florida: Delmar Cengage Learning.

Lorenz von Ehren "Von Ehren Manual" 2nd Edition, Hamburg.

Rushforth, K. (2001) "Easy Tree Guide, Britain and Europe", London: Aurum Press.

Urban Forests Ecosystems Institute, "SelecTree - A Tree Selection Guide" retrieved from 2009.

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