SelecTree: Tree Detail
LARGE-FRUITED YELLOW GUM
Eucalyptus leucoxylon subsp. megalocarpa
Photo Locations: Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, CA
Hardiness estimate: 14-18 degrees F. Cultivated form 'Rosea' has deep scarlet colored flowers.
Has fragrant Leaf.
Native to Southern Australia.
Additional Common Names
LARGE-FRUITED YELLOW GUM, YELLOW GUM, LARGE-FRUITED RED FLOWERING GUM, WHITE IRONBARK
Erect with a Low Canopy.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 25 - 30 feet.
Width: 15 - 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Lanceolate, Bluish Green or Silver or 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.
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, Armillaria 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
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus leucoxylon subsp. megalocarpa Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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