Eucalyptus camaldulensis
River Red Gum

Uses: Probably the most widely cultivated Eucalypt species in the world , due in part to its tolerance of periodic water logging and seasonal drought. As a shade tree in open parks and reserves along creeks and rivers. Responds to periodic flooding.
Habitat and food source for native birds and insects.
Cultural use: Widely used by indigenous peoples for food, drink, medicines, containers, canoes and implements.

This plant is indigenous to the following botanical regions of South Australia.

:EP: Eyre Peninsula
:SL: Southern Lofty

For detail on these regions refer to the user guide.

  • Canopy Shape canopy-open Open
  • Height 20-40m
  • Spread 10-15m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Myrtaceae
  • Botanical Name Eucalyptus camaldulensis
  • Common Name River Red Gum
  • Origin SA, WA, Vic, NSW, Qld, NT, ACT
  • Habit Open to moderately dense
  • Landscape Coastal footslopes, 2nd line coast, Plains, Watercourse, Footslopes, Hills
  • Soil Texture Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Lime, Moderate frost
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour White
  • Flowering Time Summer
  • Foliage Bluish-green
  • Flower Type Eucalypt-type
  • Purpose Ornamental, Habitat, Shade
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Trunk Smooth
  • Form Tall Tree (Usually exceeds 10m)
  • Indigenous to the Adelaide Region