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LARGE-FRUITED YELLOW GUM
Eucalyptus leucoxylon subsp. megalocarpa

Eucalyptus leucoxylon subsp. megalocarpa Eucalyptus leucoxylon subsp. megalocarpa Eucalyptus leucoxylon subsp. megalocarpa Eucalyptus leucoxylon subsp. megalocarpa Eucalyptus leucoxylon subsp. megalocarpa Eucalyptus leucoxylon subsp. megalocarpa Eucalyptus leucoxylon subsp. megalocarpa

Photo Locations: Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, CA

General Notes

Hardiness estimate: 14-18 degrees F. Cultivated form 'Rosea' has deep scarlet colored flowers.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to Southern Australia.

Family: Myrtaceae

Additional Common Names

LARGE-FRUITED YELLOW GUM, YELLOW GUM, LARGE-FRUITED RED FLOWERING GUM, WHITE IRONBARK

Tree Characteristics

Erect with a Low Canopy.

Oval Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 25 - 30 feet.

Width: 15 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Lanceolate, Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.

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

Brown or Mostly Green Capsule, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.

Bark Light Gray, Exfoliating or Mottled.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 5 - 6 and 8 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist 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, Oak Root Rot and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds and Bees.

Not Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus leucoxylon subsp. megalocarpa Tree Record." 1995-2018. Apr 23, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/eucalyptus-leucoxylon-megalocarpa >

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