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Eucalyptus cladocalyx

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Photo Locations: Santa Barbara Mission, CA, Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, CA and Balboa Park - San Diego, CA

General Notes

Smog tolerant. Hardiness estimate: 23-28 degrees F.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to Southern Australia.

An Eucalyptus cladocalyx in Santa Barbara Mission is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 110 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 258 inches and a crown spread of 109 feet.

Family: Myrtaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.

Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 40 - 90 feet.

Width: 45 - 75 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Oval, Glossy Medium Green or Red, No Change, Evergreen.

White. Flowers in Summer or Fall. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown or Mostly Green Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall Wildlife use it.

Bark Cream or Light Green, Exfoliating or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 5 - 6 and 8 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Moderate Inland.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Texas Root Rot and Verticillium. Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Oak Root Rot, Phytophthora and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

None Known Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds and Bees.

Not Deer Palatable.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus cladocalyx Tree Record." 1995-2017. Oct 20, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/eucalyptus-cladocalyx >

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