Eucalyptus polyanthemos Common / Product Name: Red Box
Genus Species: Eucalyptus polyanthemos
Common / Product Name: Red Box
Habit: SMALL TREES (ST) and MEDIUM TREES (MT)
Height x Width: 10 – 16m x 8.00 – 10.00m
Frost Tolerance: High
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Adaptable
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Spring
Flower Colour: White
Irrigation: No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: Occasional temperatures as low as -8°C once established, canopy is usually above the frost level having little effect on an established tree .
Upper Temperatures: Tolerates periods of dry spells with temperatures extending from High 30’s°C to Mid 40’s°C.
Fertilising: Use a slow release fertilizer annually.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.