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HONEY SCENTED EUCALYPTUS
Eucalyptus melliodora

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Photo Locations: Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA

General Notes

Hardiness estimate: 18-20 degrees F. Produces little litter.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to Eastern and Southeastern Australia.

Family: Myrtaceae

Additional Common Names

HONEY SCENTED EUCALYPTUS, YELLOW BOX

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Weeping and requires ample growing space.

Oval Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 45 - 90 feet.

Width: 20 - 30 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Falcate, Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.

White. Flowers in Spring or Winter. 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 Light Green, Exfoliating or Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit, Twigs and Bark.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 5 - 6 and 8 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Well Drained Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Good Inland.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Texas Root Rot and Verticillium. Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Oak Root Rot, Phytophthora and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

None Known Health Hazard.

Attracts Bees.

Not Deer Palatable.

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

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