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FLOODED GUM
Eucalyptus grandis

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Photo Locations: Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA, San Jose, CA and LA County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA

General Notes

Attractive tall tree with smooth bark, but rough at the base. Often confused with E. saligna. Warning! this tree has been known to to drop healthy branches. Choose your planting site wisely.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to Eastern Australia.

An Eucalyptus grandis in U.C.L.A. is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 178 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 142 inches and a crown spread of 70 feet.

Family: Myrtaceae

Additional Common Names

FLOODED GUM, ROSE GUM

Tree Characteristics

Erect and requires ample growing space.

Columnar Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 160 - 250 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Lanceolate, Glossy Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

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

Brown Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.

Bark White to Cream to 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.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Moderate Zone.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Weak.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

None Known Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds and Bees.

Not Deer Palatable.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus grandis Tree Record." 1995-2018. Apr 19, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/eucalyptus-grandis >

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.