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Eucalyptus gunnii

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Photo Locations: Shell Beach, CA

General Notes

Hardiness estimate: 5-10 degrees F.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to Tasmania.

Family: Myrtaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect and requires ample growing space.

Oval Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 30 - 75 feet.

Width: 18 - 45 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Lanceolate, Medium Green, No Change, Evergreen.

White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown or Mostly Green Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Bark Green or Light Green, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 5 - 6 and 8 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

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.

Biogenic Emissions considered High.

Attracts Birds.

Not Deer Palatable.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus gunnii Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 23, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/eucalyptus-gunnii >

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