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Eucalyptus erythrocorys - Red Cap Gum - 50 seeds

Eucalyptus erythrocorys - Red Cap Gum - 50 seeds

SKU: EUCERYT
$3.00Price
Myrtaceae - no shipment to Western Australia or Tasmania
 
Eucalyptus erythrocorys is one of the most colourful of the Eucalyptus family! 

 

The flowers show promise for use in the floral trade and they are distinguished by the umbels of several bright sulphur yellow flowers, each flower with a diameter of around 5cm appearing in late Summer. 
 
The emerging flowers are covered by a red cap initially, and are a greenish yellow when they first emerge, they attract nectar feeding birds and bees. 
 
It grows as an open crowned tree to around 6 - 9m tall, although it will tolerate coppicing to give a denser form. 
 
The flowering of this small tree signals the onset of fall and cooler weather, it's large yellow flowers and attractive red bud caps make it a spectacular plant for the home garden, as well as attracting nectar feeding birds.  The flowers are followed by large flattish 5cm bell-shaped capsules, somewhat squarish in shape, which are also used dry in floral arrangements. 
 
It's natural distribution is a small area near the coast of Western Australia, around latitude 30° South, the area has an annual rainfall of around 450 - 600mm, the wet season being the Winter months. 
 
A native of alkaline soils the Red Capped Gum is drought tolerant and grows well in metropolitan areas and suitable temperature range is 5°C and it is easily grown from seed. 
 
50 premium quality seeds shipped on receipt of cleared funds.