Eucalyptus Species, Coolgardie Gum, 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

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Medium Green

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)

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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 is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona

Manhattan Beach, California

Las Vegas, Nevada

Gardeners' Notes:

3
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0
neutrals
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 22, 2021, CPF55 from Las Vegas, NV wrote:

Very beautiful small eucalypt tree custom-made for small, urban yards. However, it doesn't seem to root quickly in sandy, desert soils and must be cabled/staked for several years to keep from blowing over during heavy wind events. My Las Vegas, NV urban tree is still staked 5 years after planting because of our heavy winds, but it does seems to love Mojave Desert heat conditions very well, grow very fast, and happy to bloom with the 115F-deg heat. Blowing over in desert winds seems to be it's greatest weakness - so keep it cabled/staked for the first 5 years or so.

This tree is on drip irrigation and seems quite happy with what it gets on drip irrigation. Overall, it is a great tree if you are willing to give it support to not blow over for the first few years to develop t... read more

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.

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