Australian Native Garden
Eucalyptus macrocarpa is a very distinctive species having a mallee-type habit of growth and spectacular red flowers. There are two recognised subspecies; subsp macrocarpa is the most common form and is a small mallee of up to 4 metres in height while subsp. elachantha has a restricted occurrence south east of Geraldton. As a species native to relatively dry areas, best suited to cultivation in climates which have a dry summer. It has been observed growing and flowering in western Sydney.