SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Cuesta College - San Luis Obispo, CA and Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, CA
Hardiness estimate: 20-25 degrees F.
Has fragrant Leaf.
Native to Eastern Australia.
Additional Common Names
RED-SPOTTED GUM, BRITTLE GUM
Erect or Weeping with a High Canopy.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 30 - 60 feet.
Width: 20 - 40 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Lanceolate to Linear, Bluish Green or Silver or Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. White. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown or Mostly Green Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Bark Cream, Light Green, Light Gray or Multicolored, Smooth.
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 - 10.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Texas Root Rot and Verticillium. Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Armillaria, Phytophthora and Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Not Deer Palatable.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus mannifera Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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