Whitehorse City Council

Eucalyptus polyanthemos – Red Box

Dome shaped evergreen tree with round, blue-grey young leaves. Adult leaves turn slate grey and oval-shaped with age. Bark is red-brown and fibrous. Suitable for use under powerlines, not suitable for use in narrow nature strips.

Evergreen/deciduous: evergreen
Maintenance: moderate
Pest and disease: borers and caterpillars
Height: 10-25m x 5-15 m
Growth rate: medium
Canopy density: high
Origin: Victoria and NSW (indigenous to the City of Whitehorse)
Drought tolerance: high
Water-logging tolerance: average
Wind tolerance: high
Frost tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: moderate