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BLUE-GRAY EUCALYPTUS
Eucalyptus caesia

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

General Notes

Hardiness estimate: 22-25 degrees F.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to Western Australia.

Family: Myrtaceae

Additional Common Names

BLUE-GRAY EUCALYPTUS, GUNGURRU, SILVER PRINCESS

Tree Characteristics

Oval Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 20 - 30 feet.

Width: 10 - 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Oval, Blue Green, Gray Green or Silver Gray, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. Rose. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Gray or Lavender Capsule, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.

Bark Cream, Dark Brown, Green, Light Green or Multicolored, Exfoliating, Mottled or 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 - 11.

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 and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds.

Not Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Espalier.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus caesia Tree Record." 1995-2018. Apr 23, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/eucalyptus-caesia >

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