SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA, San Jose, CA and LA County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA
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.
Additional Common Names
FLOODED GUM, ROSE GUM
Erect and requires ample growing space.
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.
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.
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