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VINTAGE RED™ Eucalyptus cladocalyx 'EUC78' PBR

VINTAGE RED™ Eucalyptus cladocalyx 'EUC78' PBR

Vintage Red™ Eucalyptus cladocalyx ‘EUC78’ 

  • No reversion: plants staying purple-red after many years
  • First ever red foliage Eucalypt
  • Highly Myrtle Rust resistant click for more information

Description: Vintage Red™ Eucalyptus has beautiful foliage and is a proven landscape tree for southern states, also a great garden feature. Foliage colour is deep red maturing to purple to grey tones. It produces rich dark red stems that are almost black, then peels off to reveal smooth grey bark. Responds very well to pruning, it produces denser foliage and can be kept as a shrub if pruned.

With any new tree there is a learning curve of how best to grow it. With something so revolutionary as Vintage Red™ Eucalyptus, the learning curve was steeper. Standard practices needed to be tweaked. The real breakthrough came with elite understock was sourced through the CSIRO. The results have been amazing. The original common understock created problems, often with the graft growing quicker than the understock. The new elite understock has totally transformed this tree. Growing advanced trees of Eucalyptus is difficult as the often outgrow the containers and become stretched. Through trialling the growers have now found that it responds extremely well to pruning, far better than most Eucalyptus. Pruning makes it easier for the growers to grow and is resulting in a much higher quality tree.

Size: 6 – 8m high x 3 – 4m wide, can be pruned down to 2-4m high.

Uses: Attractive specimen tree, cut foliage, landscape tree for southern states.

Position: Full sun to part shade. Tolerates cold and drought. Vintage Red™ Eucalyptus suits sandy loam to well drained clay soils.

Care: Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. Plant in a well mulched garden (chunky mulch is recommended, DO NOT MULCH TOO HIGH), mulch should be well below graft union. If required use slow release fertiliser in spring. For best results or to keep Vintage Red™ Eucalyptus smaller prune early spring each year (essential for Sydney). Southern states can leave Vintage Red™ Eucalyptus unpruned to grow taller. Keep an eye out for caterpillars and gum leaf scale.  This can really set the tree back if it gets attacked.

Where it works: VIC, SA, WA & NSW (not suited north of Sydney. For Sydney only use as a maintained tree pruned annually.)

Top Vintage Red Wholesale Growers

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Humphris Nursery MOOROOLBARK 03 9761 9688
Prestige Plants WHITTLESEA 03 5786 2036
Tall Trees Nursery BALNARRING 03 5983 0166
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Benara Nurseries CARABOODA 08 9405 0000 email
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Native Plant Wholesalers MT GAMBIER 08 8726 6210

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This website gives general information for the states/regions in Australia. For local information on which plants work in your area contact your local grower. Local grower knowledge is vital, this website is no substitute.

Heights shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.

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