Australian Native Plants

  Eucalyptus polyanthemos (Red Box)


Eucalyptus polyanthemos photo
Foliage and immature fruits of Eucalyptus polyanthemos subsp. vestita, Christmas Hills, Victoria, Australia

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Eucalyptus polyanthemos photo
Eucalyptus polyanthemos subsp. Vestita

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Eucalyptus polyanthemos photo
Bark of Eucalyptus polyanthemos subsp. vestita, St Andrews, Victoria, Australia

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RED BOX FACTS

distribution map showing range of Eucalyptus polyanthemos in Australia

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


Common Name
Red Box

Description
The Red Box is a tree smooth or fibrous bark, and canopy of grey green foliage. Juvenile leaves are round and adult leaves are ovate. The tree produces cluster of white or pinkish flowers in spring and summer, followed by pear-shaped fruits about 5mm long.

Height
10m - 25m

Spread
5m - 15m

Propagation
seed

Wildlife Interest
attracts insect aeting birds and nectar eating birdsbirds, nectar, insects

Distribution
New South Wales, Victoria.,



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Eucalyptus
Species:polyanthemos
Common Name:Red Box


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