Previous species
Previous Species

Next Species
Next Species

Home Page

Order CD-ROMs from the site

Tell a Friend

Gardening Books

Gardening Catalogs


Red Ironbark
Scientific Name: Eucalyptus sideroxylon A.Cunn.ex Woolls
Family: Myrtaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 9, 14-17, 19-24.
USDA: 9-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 22F (-6C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria)

Growth Habits: Evergreen tree, fast growing to 20 to 80 feet tall (6-24 m) or more, sometimes with a weeping shape; furrowed, dark reddish brown trunk; narrow, reddish green to bluish green leaves, 4 to 6 inches long (10-15 cm)

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water, drought tolerant but becomes stressed during long hot and dry periods, tolerant of most soils

Propagation: Seeds

As many Eucalyptus, generates a light but continuous flow of leaf litter (flowers in season), which might be a consideration when planting next to a paved area.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

Crimson to light pinkish white flowers in clusters from pendant branches, mostly in winter. 'Rosea' is a pink-flowered variety, but since the propagation is from seeds, the flower color is quite variable, and seeing the flower before buying the tree is pretty much the only sure way to know what you get.

Sponsors: Michigan Bulb - 120 x 60 Lawns Banner! Gurney's 120 x 60 A

We do get a small commission out of these sponsors that helps financing the website.  Let us know if you are satisfied or dissatisfied of their services, since obviously we are trying to advertise only for reputable garden supply companies.  They might be helpful to get plants not generally available at the local garden center, getting a new and unusual gardening tool or get a discount Better Homes and Gardens magazine subscription.


Desert Tropicals Home Page | List of All the Plants | More in the Myrtaceae family | Tell your friends about this page

Desert-Tropicals is dedicated to provide gardening advice, gardening ideas, and information about flower of all kind for landscape and collections. We try to check carefully the identification of the plants on the illustrations as well as the other information from the page, but occasionally errors do occur. if you notice anything that needs to be changed please contact us. Thanks.

1998-2005 Philippe Faucon, All Rights Reserved.