Australian Native Plants

  Eucalyptus forrestiana (Fuchsia Gum)


Eucalyptus forrestiana photo
Eucalyptus forrestiana, cultivated, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




FUCHSIA GUM FACTS

distribution map showing range of Eucalyptus forrestiana in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Fuchsia Gum

Description
The Fuchsia Gum is an upright open tree or malle with smooth bark. It has red buds that open into yellow flowers in summer and autumn.

Height
4m - 7m

Spread
3m - 4m

Propagation
seed

Wildlife Interest
birds are attarcted to nectar, seeds and fruits. Also attracts possums.

Distribution
Western Australia

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Eucalyptus
Species:forrestiana
Common Name:Fuchsia Gum


Relatives in same Genus
  Eucalyptus crenulata
  Eucalyptus curtisii
  Eucalyptus macrocarpa
  Eucalyptus muelleriana
  Eucalyptus orbifolia
  Eucalyptus perriniana
  Eucalyptus polyanthemos
  Eucalyptus preissiana var lobata
  Eucalyptus tricarpa