Eucalyptus Forrestiana


Common Names: Fuchsia GUm


Family: Myrtaceae

Origin: Australia

Type: Evergreen tree

Size: 12-20 ft. high and wide.

Flowers: Red fuchsia-shaped flowers, summer-fall, red fruit; light green fragrant leaves.

Uses: Garden tree, street tree, screen. Tolerates wind. Caution: Flammable.

Wildlife: Hummingbirds like.

Soil: Tolerates poor soil; should be well-drained.

Water: Low.

Sun: Full sun.

Pruning: Prune to thin out branches and control shape.

Pests & Diseases: Prone to black scale.

Notes: Buds are valued for craft projects. Hardy to 25° F.