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SWAMP MALLEE
Eucalyptus spathulata

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Photo Locations: Cal Poly Leaning Pine Arboretum - San Luis Obispo, CA

General Notes

Saline tolerant. Hardiness estimate: 15-20 degrees F.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to Australia.

Family: Myrtaceae

Tree Characteristics

Oval Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 20 - 40 feet.

Width: 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Lanceolate to Linear, Medium Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Cream or Yellow. Flowers in Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

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

Bark Red Brown, 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 to Partial Shade.

Wet 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.

Not Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values

Riparian or Screen.

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

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