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Red capped Gum (Eucalyptus erythrocorys)

Red Capped Gum
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This eucalyptus tree is native to Western Australia. The Red Capped Gum typically grows to a height between 5 and 10 metres, spanning 3 to 6 metres. Some light pruning can keep this tree in good shape.

 

The bark is smooth in texture and is normally more of a cream-like colour.

 

Thick and green in colour are the leaves. They are just a few cm wide and shaped like thin crescent moons approx. 10-20cm in length.

 

Around March each year, these gums produce square-like flowers with bright red and yellow colours. They are quite large in size and often weigh down the branches.

 

In 1860, a Victorian botanist Ferdinand von Mueller first described the Eucalyptus erythrocorys in his papers, but in 1958 along the Murchison River, a British botanist Augustus Frederick Oldfield collected a specimen as part of his large collection.

 

This native tree enjoys the sun with good drainage.