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Murray red gum

Eucalyptus camaldulensis

Also known as

Red river gum

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

45m

Max

20m

15m

Min

12m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Murray red gum Overview

This species will grow up to 45m tall with a generous spread and trunk to 3.5m in diameter. They are grown for their impressive appearance. It is great for shade and shelter and also a tree able to withstand long dry periods, cold, winds and waterlogged soil. The leaves of the eucalyptus are toxic; there are few plants that will grow effectively under or near them-apart from the honeysuckle. The small summer yellow flowers are insignificant and are followed by pea-sized seed capsules in long clusters. The bark is tanned and mottled.

How to propagate Murray red gum

Seed

Propagate from seed in autumn and late winter.

Other uses of Murray red gum

Used for highway, street, lawn and park trees.