SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Leaning Pine Arboretum - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA and Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA
Hardiness estimate : 23-27 degrees F.
Has fragrant Leaf.
Native to Western Australia.
Additional Common Names
FUCHSIA EUCALYPTUS, SUCHSEA GUM, FORREST'S MALLEE
Oval or Rounded Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 12 - 15 feet.
Width: 10 - 12 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Lanceolate to Linear, Medium Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Red. Flowers in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Red or Mostly Green Capsule, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Spring, Summer or Fall Wildlife use it.
Bark Light Green or Light Gray, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
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.
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, Armillaria, Phytophthora and Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Not Deer Palatable.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus forrestiana Tree Record." 1995-2019. Apr 18, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/eucalyptus-forrestiana >