SelecTree: Tree Detail
HONEY SCENTED EUCALYPTUS
Photo Locations: Balboa Park - San Diego, CA and Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA
Hardiness estimate: 18-20 degrees F. Produces little litter.
Has fragrant Leaf.
Native to Eastern and Southeastern Australia.
Additional Common Names
HONEY SCENTED EUCALYPTUS, YELLOW BOX
Erect or Weeping and requires ample growing space.
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, Bluish Green or Silver or 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.
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, Armillaria, Phytophthora and Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Not Deer Palatable.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus melliodora Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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