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FLOODED GUM
Eucalyptus rudis

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Photo Locations: Goleta, CA and Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, CA

General Notes

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.

Family: Myrtaceae

Additional Common Names

FLOODED GUM, DESERT EUCALYPTUS, DESERT GUM

Tree Characteristics

Spreading or Weeping and requires ample growing space.

Rounded Shape.

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, Gray Green or Dark 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.

Drought tolerant.

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 and Thrip, Oak Root Rot, 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.

Attracts Bees.

Not Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values

Riparian.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus rudis Tree Record." 1995-2018. Apr 23, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/eucalyptus-rudis >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.