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Eucalyptus viminalis

Eucalyptus viminalis Eucalyptus viminalis Eucalyptus viminalis Eucalyptus viminalis Eucalyptus viminalis Eucalyptus viminalis Eucalyptus viminalis Eucalyptus viminalis

Photo Locations: Los Angeles Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Yountville, CA

General Notes

Hardiness estimate: 12-15 degrees F.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to Southeastern Australia and Tasmania.

An Eucalyptus viminalis in Yountville is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 145 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 364 inches and a crown spread of 110 feet.

Family: Myrtaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect, Spreading or Weeping and requires ample growing space.

Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 30 - 150 feet.

Width: 25 - 50 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

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

White. Flowers in Fall, Winter, 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 Spring, Summer or Fall Wildlife use it.

Bark Striking Cream, Exfoliating.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit, Twigs and Bark.

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, Chlorosis, 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 Moderate.

Fire Resistance is Unfavorable.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds and Bees.

Not Deer Palatable.

Wildlife use Fruit.

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

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