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Red River Gum
Characteristics: Tree 30-40 m spread 7 m
Seed per packet: 30
Native to inland Australia the river red gum is one of the best known of all eucalypts. It is common along the Murray-Darling river system and along watercourses in much of semi-arid Australia. It is a medium sized tree usually branching not far above the ground; the bark is smooth and white or greyish in colour except near the base of the trunk where it is often rough. Leaves are "typical" of eucalypts being lance shaped up to 250 mm long and blue grey. The white flowers are seen mainly in late spring and summer and these are followed by small seed capsules about 60 mm diameter with protruding valves.
Adapts to a wide range of soils but prefers a light to heavy soil in an open sunny position with an adequate water supply drought and salt tolerant but frost tender.