SelecTree: Tree Detail
DWARF BLUE GUM
Eucalyptus globulus 'Compacta'
Photo Locations: Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, CA and Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA
Hardiness estimate: 17-22 degrees F.
Has fragrant Leaf.
Compact and Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 40 - 70 feet.
Width: 20 - 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Falcate, Bluish Green or Silver or Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Yellow or White. Flowers in Summer or Fall. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown or Gray 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 and Bark.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 5 - 6 and 8 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 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, Psyllid and Thrip, Armillaria, Phytophthora and Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Allergy and Irritant Health Hazard.
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, and Birds.
Not Deer Palatable.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus globulus 'Compacta' Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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