Garden Reviews Plant Profile – VINTAGE RED World’s First Red Foliage Eucalypt

Garden Reviews Plant Profile | VINTAGE RED Euclayptus cladocalyx ‘EUC78’PBR


‘The Worlds First Ever Red Foliaged Eucalypt’

A Native South Australian Species

Vintage Red is a once in a lifetime plant, it is the first ever red foliaged Eucalyptus to be released anywhere in the world. Finding a red foliaged evergreen tree is extremely hard but to find one that is not only beautiful but is an Australian native suited to Australian conditions is a very rare find.

Vintage Red is a decorative ornamental tree with stunning red foliage. Vintage Red is a form of Sugar Gum producing distinctive stems and branches which when young are almost black in colour. As the plant matures, the deep coloured bark on the branches and trunk peel away revealing a contrasting smooth grey/brown bark through the summer months.

The unique foliage colour can change from bright red to black to purple and grey depending on the direction of the sunlight and the age of the foliage. Vintage Red will grow to approximately 8-12m tall x 4-6m wide depending on the local environmental conditions.

Vintage Red is ideal for large home gardens, parks, roadsides, acreage lots and farms. For use in smaller gardens and close to houses Vintage Red can still be used provided it is pruned back by 1/3 every 12 months once it reaches 2-4m tall, and is kept low by pruning it for the rest of its life. This way it’s like having a big shrub. If you do have a larger home garden or there is room for the tree to grow, by pruning in this way you can produce denser more compact foliage and a tree that grows to your own desired height requirements. If pruning is not required Vintage Red will then grow into a gorgeous looking single trunk specimen or feature tree.

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