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Eucalyptus sideroxylon 'Fawcett's Pink'

This species is popular in cultivation, although it can be a little too big for most backyards.  The attractive red bark on the young trees eventually ages to a striking red/black which constrasts well with the blue-grey foliage. The flowers attract nectar feeding birds and even when not in flower, the bark and leaves will provide year round interest. 

Common namemugga, red ironbark
Scientific nameEucalyptus sideroxylon 'Fawcett's Pink'
FamilyMyrtaceae
Etymology

Genus: From Greek, eu, well; and calyptos, covered; referring to the cap which covers the developing flowers.

Species: From Greek, sideros, iron; and xylon, wood; referring to  having very hard wood.

DistributionThey occur naturally from the Carnarvon Range in Queensland, through inland New South Wales to northeastern Victoria.
Native habitatIn open forest usually in poor clayey or stony soils on gentle slopes.
DescriptionTree to 10-30 m tall, the flowers can be white, pink, red or pale yellow - this is a pink flowering form.
Flowering/fruitingFlowers during winter.
Location in gardenAt the old front entrance off Mount Annan Drive.
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