SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Goleta, CA and Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, CA
Hardiness estimate: 12-18 degrees F.
Has fragrant Leaf.
Native to Southwestern Australia.
An Eucalyptus rudis in Goleta, CA is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 123 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 162 inches and a crown spread of 82 feet.
Additional Common Names
FLOODED GUM, DESERT EUCALYPTUS, DESERT GUM
Spreading or Weeping and requires ample growing space.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 30 - 60 feet.
Width: 25 - 40 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Ovate, Bluish Green or Silver or Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.
White. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Bark Red Brown, Exfoliating.
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 9 - 10.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Good Inland.
Seaside Tolerance is Medium in Moderate Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Texas Root Rot and Verticillium. Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Psyllid and Thrip, Armillaria, Phytophthora and Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Biogenic Emissions considered High.
Fire Resistance is Unfavorable.
Not Deer Palatable.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus rudis Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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