Eucalyptus Red Gum Tree Seeds (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) 100+Seeds
Eucalyptus Red Gum can grow to 45 metres tall; it has smooth bark, ranging in colour from white and grey to red-brown which is shed in long ribbons . The tree has a large, dense crown of leaves. The base of the bole can be covered with rough, reddish-brown bark . The juvenile and adult leaves are stalked, with the adult leaves broad at the base, tapering to the tip. The adult leaf colour is a dull blue-green. The leaf also contains several to many oil-producing glands in the un-veined areas of the leaf . It is fast growing, and usually grows to 40 to 45 meters in height, depending on its location . The tree grows straight under favourable conditions, but can develop twisted branches in drier conditions .River Reds and many other eucalypts have an ominous nickname, "Widow Maker", as they have a habit of dropping large (often half the diameter of the trunk) boughs without warning . This form of self-pruning may be a means of saving water or simply a result of their brittle wood. This is also an efficient way of attracting wildlife that live in the holes formed which gives the red gum a source of natural fertiliser .
An evergreen Tree growing to 30 m (98ft) by 20 m (65ft) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone 9. It is in leaf 12-Jan. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, requires well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. and can grow in saline soils. It cannot grow in the shade.It requires dry moist or wet soil and can tolerate drought.
The common name is based on the red bark of younger growth; very drought resistant; the wood is light or deep red; native to Australia.