SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Tucson Botanical Garden - Tucson, AZ, Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA and LA County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA
Utility friendly tree.
A mallee that is often wider than it is tall. Named after english film and television sreenwriter John Kruse. Delicate leaves are similar but smaller than E. pulverulenta. Would fit in a dry or ornamental garden. Also a good container plant.
Has fragrant Leaf.
Native to Southeastern Western Australia.
An Eucalyptus kruseana in Stanford University is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 16 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 6 inches and a crown spread of 23 feet.
Additional Common Names
BOOK-LEAF MALLEE, KRUSE'S MALLEE
Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 5 - 15 feet.
Width: 8 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 60 years.
Leaves Ovate, Bluish Green or Silver or Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Green. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Persistent, Bluish green and covered with wax Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Spring, Summer or Fall.
Bark Gray to Pink Gray, Smooth or Fibrous.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit and Leaves.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 5 - 6 and 8 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun.
Well Drained Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Armillaria.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
None Known Health Hazard.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus kruseana Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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