Coral Gum
Eucalyptus torquata

Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eucalyptus (yoo-kuh-LIP-tus) (Info)
Species: torquata (tor-KWAT-uh) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona

Manhattan Beach, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 1, 2009, Stake from Barmera
Australia wrote:

Very attractive small tree with nectar laden flowers attractive to Birds. Bees & Butterflies in fact any creature that likes nectar. Tolerates quite high Ph 8+. Seed (like all Eucalypts) should be harvested from mature seed pods at least one year old picked and placed in a paper bag or open container as the pod drys the seed along with "Chaff" will fall out on shaking the container.

Positive

On Aug 18, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Beautiful flowers on this smaller tree- flowers large and sometimes so many, branches weighed down towards ground. Good tree for desert areas.