VINTAGE RED™ Eucalyptus
Vintage Red™ Eucalyptus cladocalyx ‘EUC78’ PBR
- 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.
Size: 6 – 8m high x 3 – 4m wide, can be pruned down to 2-4m high.
Planting Density: 1 plant per 3-8m², 1 plant per 2-4 linear metres.
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. Insect attack can be treated with Mavrik or similar.
Where it works: VIC, SA, WA & NSW (not suited north of Sydney. For Sydney only use as a maintained tree pruned annually.)