Incidentally, that one is very alike to E. baueriana (the Blue Box), which is certainly a very good guess.
Say Brooker, Boland, Chippendale et al:
"Red Box is closest to Blue Box (E. baueriana) of coastal New South Wales (south from Sydney) which differs by the completely rough bark and glossy green rounder adult leaves. Other related species are completely rough barked".
The tree matches many visual parameters to adult "Silver Dollar" E. polyanthemos specimens I have seen photos of, growing in California, after the round juvenile foliage phase that produces the "seeded eucalypt" florist trade treat is well over.
It has contorted trunk, that roughly fibrous brownish bark at the base, the reddish (hence Red Box?) colour for younger bark that sometimes peels off, the dull leaves that were once roundish, now a bit more pointy, but far away from anything sickle shaped... but more importantly, it is a species with a longer record of cultivation overseas, so more probable as a street tree. And also, grows in NSW (Benoit has been posting NSW species lately!).
The "maybe not" detail: flower buds seem larger than what is normal for normal E. polyanthemos (E. polyanthemos ssp. polyanthemos). I have no good plates of E. polyanthemos ssp. vestita to cross-check, so I cannot know for sure.
In any case, for such an adult tree of that type to survive to the age of the adult specimen in the photo in France, it would have to be in the near frost-less Mediterranean coast, similar climate to the same are it thrives in California. And... guess where San Rafael Var is? Exactly there!
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