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Eucalyptus neglecta

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Photo Locations: Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, CA and Gavilan College - Gilroy, CA

General Notes

One of the most cold hardy Eucalyptus species in the U.S. Oval blue-green foliage elongates as it ages after 10 to 15 years. Foliage is used in flower arrangements

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to Southeastern Australia.

An Eucalyptus neglecta in Gilroy: Gavilan College is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 56 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 64 inches and a crown spread of 69 feet.

Family: Myrtaceae

Tree Characteristics

Spreading with a High Canopy.

Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 30 - 50 feet.

Width: 30 - 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Ovate to Lanceolate, Blue Green, No Change, Evergreen.

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

Brown or Mostly Green Capsule, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches) Wildlife use it.

Bark brown, Exfoliating.

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 7 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet 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

Susceptible to Crown Gall, Stem Galls, While Aphids and Scale Insects, Gray Mold, Powdery Mildew, Collar Rot, Seedling Blights, Root Rots.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

None Known Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Not Deer Palatable.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen.

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

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.