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Illyarrie, Red Cap Gum

Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: erythrocorys
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A highly ornamental, medium, evergreen tree to 8 metres high and 4 metres wide with a single trunk with smooth, light bark becoming rough and flaky at the base. Dense, dark green leaves and bright red flower caps in autumn fall to reveal golden-yellow flowers. Large nuts follow the flowers. In large quantities, these weigh down the branches. Bird attractant. May be hard pruned if necessary.

Pronunciation: Yew-kal-ip-tus