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Eucalyptus leucoxylon 'Rosea' (Pink flowered yellow gum)

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
9m
Max height
9m
Max spread
15-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Eucalyptus leucoxylon 'Rosea'

Other names

Pink flowered yellow gum, Red flowered yellow gum, Pink flowered blue gum, Yellow box gum 'Rosea', White ironbark 'Rosea', Eucalyptus leucoxylon subsp. megalocarpa 'Rosea'

Genus

Eucalyptus Eucalyptus

Variety or Cultivar

'Rosea' _ 'Rosea' is a medium-sized, erect to spreading, often multi-stemmed, evergreen tree with peeling bark, pendulous branches bearing lance-shaped, grey-green leaves, oval to rounded when young, and clusters of pale pink to crimson flowers in summer, and sometimes into autumn and winter.


Eucalyptus leucoxylon 'Rosea' is: Evergreen

Flower

Pink, Crimson in Summer; Pink, Crimson in Autumn; Crimson, Pink in Winter

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Silver leaf , Oedema Silver leaf , Oedema

General care

Pruning

Little pruning required on established trees. Remove damaged, diseased or crossing branches in late winter or early spring. To sustain the most attractive youthful growth, cut shoots.

Propagation

Seeds need a a cold period before sowing. Surface sow at 13-18C in spring. Germination will take 14-90 days and may be erratic. If harvesting seed from seed capsules, leave capsule in a warm, dry location for several days.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Eucalyptus leucoxylon 'Rosea' (Pink flowered yellow gum) will reach a height of 9m and a spread of 9m after 15-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Containers, Flower Arranging, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Plant in slightly acidic soil with full sun and shelter when young. Ideal to plant the youngest available specimens in conditions as specified.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Eucalyptus leucoxylon 'Rosea'

Other names

Pink flowered yellow gum, Red flowered yellow gum, Pink flowered blue gum, Yellow box gum 'Rosea', White ironbark 'Rosea', Eucalyptus leucoxylon subsp. megalocarpa 'Rosea'

Genus

Eucalyptus Eucalyptus

Variety or Cultivar

'Rosea' _ 'Rosea' is a medium-sized, erect to spreading, often multi-stemmed, evergreen tree with peeling bark, pendulous branches bearing lance-shaped, grey-green leaves, oval to rounded when young, and clusters of pale pink to crimson flowers in summer, and sometimes into autumn and winter.

Foliage

Evergreen


Colour

Flower

Pink, Crimson in Summer; Pink, Crimson in Autumn; Crimson, Pink in Winter

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Silver leaf , Oedema

General care

Pruning

Little pruning required on established trees. Remove damaged, diseased or crossing branches in late winter or early spring. To sustain the most attractive youthful growth, cut shoots.

Propagation

Seeds need a a cold period before sowing. Surface sow at 13-18C in spring. Germination will take 14-90 days and may be erratic. If harvesting seed from seed capsules, leave capsule in a warm, dry location for several days.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Eucalyptus leucoxylon 'Rosea' (Pink flowered yellow gum) will reach a height of 9m and a spread of 9m after 15-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Containers, Flower Arranging, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Plant in slightly acidic soil with full sun and shelter when young. Ideal to plant the youngest available specimens in conditions as specified.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Eucalyptus leucoxylon 'Rosea' (Pink flowered yellow gum)

Common pest name

Eucalyptus rust; Guava rust; Rust of eucalyptus; Rust of guava

Scientific pest name

Puccinia psidii

Type

Fungus

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Rust fungus affecting members of the myrtle family; including Eucalyptus. Europe wide assessment should be considered; given its spread to areas (i.e. Tasmania) with similar climatic conditions.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Eucalyptus leucoxylon 'Rosea' (Pink flowered yellow gum)

Common pest name

; Apple bark beetle; Asian ambrosia beetle; Granulate ambrosia beetle

Scientific pest name

Xylosandrus crassiusculus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Ambrosia beetle which can affect a wide range of broadleaved trees; widespread in Africa; Asia and parts of the US; with outbreaks in France and Italy. The UK climate is unlikely to be suitable for the pest to thrive and cause significant damage but needs to be investigated through research. A Europe-wide PRA will help inform the case for EU regulation. Premises involved in importing wood and host plants from Italy in particular; where official measures are not being taken; should source material carefully.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Eucalyptus leucoxylon 'Rosea' (Pink flowered yellow gum)

Common pest name

Bronze Bug

Scientific pest name

Thaumastocoris peregrinus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Stakeholder organisations may be willing to monitor. Encourage PRA and contingency plan at European level; given that they are at higher risk.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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