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RED-SPOTTED GUM
Eucalyptus mannifera

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Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, CA

General Notes

Hardiness estimate: 20-25 degrees F.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to Eastern Australia.

Family: Myrtaceae

Additional Common Names

RED-SPOTTED GUM, BRITTLE GUM

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Weeping with a High Canopy.

Oval Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 30 - 60 feet.

Width: 20 - 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Lanceolate to Linear, Gray Green or Light Green, No Change, Evergreen.

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

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

Bark Cream, Light Green, Light Gray or Multicolored, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate 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.

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

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

None Known Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds.

Not Deer Palatable.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus mannifera Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jan 22, 2018.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/eucalyptus-mannifera >

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