Australian Native Plants

  Eucalyptus leucoxylon var Rosea (Pink Flowered Yellow Gum)

Eucalyptus leucoxylon var Rosea photo
Eucalyptus leucoxylon rosea, Maggie Beer's Farm, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Photograph by Rexness from Melbourne. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Eucalyptus leucoxylon var Rosea photo
Eucalyptus leucoxylon 'Rosea' flowers and leaves

Photograph by Jean Tosti. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Description, Habitat and Distribution information is sourced from: G.M.Chippendale (2017) Eucalyptus leucoxylon subsp. megalocarpa. In: Flora of Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra. Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


distribution map showing range of Eucalyptus leucoxylon in Australia

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

Common Name
Pink Flowered Yellow Gum

Eucalyptus leucoxylon subsp. megalocarpa is a relatively small tree with red flowers and large fruit is often available under the horticultural name, 'Rosea'. It is a tree to 10 m. Juvenile leaves sessile, ovate to broadly lanceolate, green. Adult leaves: lamina 10-15 cm long, 2-2.5 cm wide, green; lateral veins clearly visible, at 20° -35° ; petiole 15-23 mm long. Peduncle 10-18 mm long; pedicels 8-17 mm long. Buds ovoid, rostrate, smooth; operculum 5-8 mm long, c. 6 mm wide; hypanthium 6-9 mm long, 7-8 mm wide. Fruits ovoid to subglobular, 11-18 mm long, 10-16 mm wide.

Grows in calcareous soil.

Occurs in coastal areas from the far south-east of South Australia to far western Victoria.

Growth Characteristics
Height: 6m - 12m
Spread: 5m - 10m

Variety:'var Rosea'
Common Name:Pink Flowered Yellow Gum

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  Eucalyptus acaciiformis
  Eucalyptus accedens
  Eucalyptus acies
  Eucalyptus albens
  Eucalyptus bancroftii
  Eucalyptus baxteri
  Eucalyptus caleyi
  Eucalyptus camaldulensis
  Eucalyptus camphora
  Eucalyptus cloeziana
  Eucalyptus crebra
  Eucalyptus crenulata
  Eucalyptus curtisii
  Eucalyptus dealbata
  Eucalyptus dumosa
  Eucalyptus eugenioides
  Eucalyptus forrestiana
  Eucalyptus goniocalyx
  Eucalyptus grandis
  Eucalyptus intertexta
  Eucalyptus largiflorens
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