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Coral Gum
Scientific Name: Eucalyptus torquata Luehm.
Family: Myrtaceae
Coral Gum (Eucalyptus  torquata)
Picture taken at the Australian Outback Native Plant Nursery
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 5,6,8-24
USDA: 9-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix, hardy to 17-22F (-8 to -5C)

Heat Tolerance: Good tree in the desert

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Western Australia, in areas getting 10 inches of rain a year

Growth Habits: Evergreen tree, fast growing to 15 to 40 feet tall (4.5-12 m), 20 feet wide (6 m); rough flaky bark

Watering Needs: Occasional deep watering, tolerates poor drainage, poor soils

Propagation: Seeds

Blooming Habits:
Striking coral red and yellow flowers in flushes, mostly in summer, occasionally on and off all year round.

Fruiting Habits:
Seed capsules are 1/2 inch long, grooved.

Australian Outback Native Plant Nursery

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