SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Balboa Park - San Diego, CA and Quail Botanical Gardens - Encinitas, CA
Saline tolerant. Hardiness estimate: 17-22 degrees F.
Has fragrant Leaf.
Native to semi-arid regions of Western Australia.
Additional Common Names
TALL SAND MALLEE, SAND MALLEE
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 10 - 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Lanceolate to Linear, Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Yellow. Flowers in Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown or Mostly Green Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall Wildlife use it.
Bark Dark Brown or Light Green, 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.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Good Inland.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Moderate Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Texas Root Rot and Verticillium. Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Armillaria and Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Attracts Birds and Bees.
Not Deer Palatable.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus eremophila Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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