Eucalyptus torquata

Coral Gum, Coolgardie Gum

A small, hardy with pretty coral-pink flowers, this is a popular street tree.

Features: Hardiness. Low water needs. Showy coral-pink flowers. Bird attractant.
Applications: Street plantings, gardens, parks, native sites.
Description Native to the poor and shallow soils of the Goldfields, the Coral gum tolerates dry summers and poor soils yet rewards with a conspicuous show of flowers in spring or summer. The coral-pink or creamy flowers are also known for their abundant nectar, attracting birds. The latent hardiness and smaller adult size of the tree makes it a popular choice as a street tree, but it also works well as a feature tree in water-wise gardens and native plantings.
Availability: Champion Lakes : Currently unavailable
Mature height: 4-10
Mature spread: 2-6
Canopy: Compact crown, spreading. Moderate shade.
Growth rate: Fast in suitable conditions.
Cautions: Needs good drainage.
Tolerances: Dry summers. Poor soils. Urban environments.
Sun demands: Best in full sun
Soil demands: Variety of soils including poor, shallow or rocky.
Water demands: Very low
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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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