SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Small, showy tree that will attract hummingbirds and bees. Tolerates periods of inundation but also thrives in drought conditions.
Has fragrant Leaf.
Native to Western Australia.
Eucalyptus platypus var. nutans
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 8 - 15 feet.
Width: 8 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Elliptic to Oblong, Bluish Green or Silver or Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Red. Flowers in Spring. 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 Grey, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense 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.
Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Moderate Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Armillaria, Phytophthora 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
Screen, Street Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus nutans Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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