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GHOST GUM
Eucalyptus pauciflora

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Photo Locations: UC Santa Cruz Arboretum - Santa Cruz, CA and Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA

General Notes

Hardiness estimate: 10-15 degrees F. Produces little litter.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to Eastern Australia.

Family: Myrtaceae

Tree Characteristics

Spreading with a High Canopy.

Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 30 - 65 feet.

Width: 20 - 50 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

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

Flowers Showy. 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 Cream, 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 8 - 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

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.

Not Deer Palatable.

Wildlife use Fruit.

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

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