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BLUE GUM
Eucalyptus globulus

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Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA and Balboa Park - San Diego, CA

General Notes

Smog tolerant. Hardiness estimate: 17-22 degrees F.

This plant is classified as invasive by the California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC). Its rating is limited.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to Australia.

An Eucalyptus globulus in Petrolia is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 141 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 586 inches and a crown spread of 126 feet.

Family: Myrtaceae

Additional Common Names

BLUE GUM, SOUTHERN GUM, TASMANIAN BLUE GUM

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.

Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 50 - 165 feet.

Width: 30 - 80 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.

Longevity Greater than 150 years.

Leaves Falcate, Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

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

Gray or Blue Green Capsule, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Bark Cream or Light Gray, Exfoliating.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit, Leaves, 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.

Wet 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, Psyllid and Thrip, Armillaria, Phytophthora and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

Allergy and Irritant Health Hazard.

Biogenic Emissions considered High.

Fire Resistance is Unfavorable.

Attracts Birds and Bees.

Not Deer Palatable.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus globulus Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/eucalyptus-globulus >

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