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Murray River Red Gum, Red Gum
Scientific Name: Eucalyptus camaldulensis ssp. obtusa Dehnh.
Synonym: Eucalyptus rostrata
Family: Myrtaceae
Murray River Red Gum, Red Gum (Eucalyptus  camaldulensis ssp. obtusa)
Picture taken at the Australian Outback Native Plant Nursery
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 8-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix, hardy to 12-23F (-11 to -5C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Victoria and New South Wales, Australia

Growth Habits: Tree to 100 feet (30 m)

Watering Needs: Occasional deep watering

Propagation: Seeds

Hardy, fast-growing evergreen tree, growing 35'-100' tall with pendulous branches. Attractive white trunk. Good windbreak or screen on property lines. Tolerates desert heat. Establishes quickly. Koalas eat this widespread Australian species. Arizona parks feature tree.
Text by Paul chambers from the Australian Outback Nursery.

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