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ROUND-LEAFED MOORT
Eucalyptus platypus

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Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and Stanford, CA

General Notes

Hardiness estimate: 23-26 degrees F. Attracts hummingbirds.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to Southern Australia.

Family: Myrtaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Conical Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 15 - 35 feet.

Width: 15 - 35 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Oblong, Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Green or Red. Flowers in Spring, Summer or Fall. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown or Mostly Green Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Winter.

Bark Light Green, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 5 - 6 and 8 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline 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 Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds and Bees.

Not Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus platypus Tree Record." 1995-2018. Apr 19, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/eucalyptus-platypus >

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