Red Cap Gum
Trunk - Thin tan bark which flakes from the white undersurface. The younger branches are not round, but have a unique ridge.
Foliage - Thick, 4 - 7" long deep green, shiny and leathery lance-shaped leaves. Mature leaves are opposite, which is rare in eucalypts.
Flowers/fruit - Very attractive, large, 4 lobed, scarlet bud caps with 2" yellow flowers in showy clusters. Blooms almost year round with reavy bloom from fall to spring. Large seed capsules, 2 - 3" wide and cone shaped, can stay on trees for several years.
No significant pest problems.
Clearances - Suitable for 2 - 3' parkways or 3 x 3' cutouts and under utility lines.
Good for streetsides, medians, parks and lawns.