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Care of the plant Eucalyptus torelliana or Cadaghi gum.

Care of the tree Eucalyptus torelliana or Cadaghi gum

This species is currently classified as Corymbia torelliana in the genus Corymbia (previously included in the genus Eucalyptus), which comprises more than 100 species of trees native to Australia. Some species are: Corymbia torelliana, Corymbia ficifolia, Corymbia opaca, Corymbia maculata, Corymbia aparrerinja, Corymbia citriodora.

Common names: Cadaghi gum, Cadaga, Torell's Eucalyptus, Blood-leaf gum. This species is native to north Queensland, Australia.

They are evergreen trees with a rounded crown and dark gray bark that reach 20 meters (65.6 feet) in height. The leaves are green and aromatic and change shape with age. The abundant flowers are creamy-white and globose in appearance. They bloom in spring.

They are used as isolated specimens in medium and small gardens and in public streets and parks.

Eucalyptus torelliana can grow in full sun or semi-shade exposures. They do not resist frost; the winter safety temperature is 5 ºC (41 ºF).

They can be grown in poor soil but prefer a normal well-drained garden substrate.

Water regularly, waiting for the substrate to dry. They resist several days of drought.

Fertilize with compost in fall if grown in poor soils.

Prune lightly in late winter to keep it compact.

They are resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases.

They propagate easily from seeds sown in spring.

Images of the tree Eucalyptus torelliana or Cadaghi gum

Eucalyptus torelliana
Eucalyptus torelliana
Eucalyptus torelliana
Eucalyptus torelliana