Botanical Name: Eucalyptus sideroxylon
Common Name: Red Ironbark, Pink Ironbark  
Plant photo of: Eucalyptus sideroxylon
  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range

12-25', 25-40'


Flower Color

Pink, Red


Flower Season

Spring, Fall


Leaf Color

Bronze, Blue Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season






Very Low, Low


Growth Rate

Fast, Slow


Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH



Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Seascape, Spanish, Woodland


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Specimen, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Foundation, Street Tree


Special Uses

Fire Resistant


Attracts Wildlife


Information by:
Photographer: Norman's/Mullany
  • Description

  • Notes

This evergreen tree may reach a height of 60'-75'. It has slender, lance-shaped leaves found on somewhat pendulous branches. The bark is a deep red-brown color. In the winter, the leaves turn a reddish-pink color. Flowers are red to pink. This tree needs full sun.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.