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FUCHSIA EUCALYPTUS
Eucalyptus forrestiana

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Photo Locations: Leaning Pine Arboretum - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA and Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA

General Notes

Hardiness estimate : 23-27 degrees F.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to Western Australia.

Family: Myrtaceae

Additional Common Names

FUCHSIA EUCALYPTUS, SUCHSEA GUM, FORREST'S MALLEE

Tree Characteristics

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.

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

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Not Deer Palatable.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

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

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.