SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, CA and Gavilan College - Gilroy, CA
One of the most cold hardy Eucalyptus species in the U.S. Oval blue-green foliage elongates as it ages after 10 to 15 years. Foliage is used in flower arrangements
Has fragrant Leaf.
Native to Southeastern Australia.
An Eucalyptus neglecta in Gilroy: Gavilan College is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 56 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 64 inches and a crown spread of 69 feet.
Spreading with a High Canopy.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 40 - 60 feet.
Width: 40 - 60 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Ovate to Lanceolate, Bluish Green or Silver or Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. white. Flowers in Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown or Mostly Green Capsule, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches) Wildlife use it.
Bark brown, Exfoliating.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 5 - 6 and 8 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 10.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Wet to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Crown Gall, Stem Galls, While Aphids and Scale Insects, Armillaria, Gray Mold, Powdery Mildew, Collar Rot, Seedling Blights, Root Rots.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Not Deer Palatable.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus neglecta Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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