Eucalyptus tereticornis (forest red gum) – Tube stock

$17.50

Eucalyptus tereticornis is a fast-growing, evergreen tree with a large, open or fairly dense crown.

It grows from 18 – 45 metres tall or taller.
When planted on favourable sites trees have attained a height of 35 metres in 10 years, even on poorer sites they have managed 15 – 18 metres.

Planted in shelter-belts as a windbreak and for shade.

8 in stock

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Description

Eucalyptus tereticornis has the widest latitudinal distribution of any species in the genus, occurring over a wide range of climatic conditions from temperate to tropical.
It is found naturally at elevations from sea level to 1,800 metres.

It has been planted successfully in areas where there can be as much as 3,500mm of rain.
The mean annual temperature ranges from 16 – 25°c, with a mean maximum temperature of the warmest month of around 27°c and a mean minimum of the coolest month of 7°c.
Where it grows naturally, it may tolerate 0 – 15 frosts a year.
In some areas where it has been planted, the tree has survived occasional frosts to -7°c.

Requires a sunny position.
Grows wild in soils that are usually not acidic, are rather rich, moist, alluvial, sandy loams and gravels.
Established plants have considerable resistance to drought, and can also tolerate occasional waterlogging.

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