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SYDNEY BLUE GUM
Eucalyptus saligna

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Photo Locations: Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden - UCLA, Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA and Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA

General Notes

Hardiness estimate: 18-20 degrees F. Often confused with E. grandis. Wood has a fine grain and resembles cherry when finished. Can grow to over 200 feet in height in its native range.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to New South Wales.

Family: Myrtaceae

Additional Common Names

SYDNEY BLUE GUM, SALIGNA EUCALYPTUS

Tree Characteristics

Erect and requires ample growing space.

Columnar Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 50 - 150 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Lanceolate, Medium Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Pink or 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 Dark Gray, Light Gray, Pink or Red Brown, Exfoliating or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately 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 Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Moderate 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.

Attracts Birds and Bees.

Not Deer Palatable.

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

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