SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Cuesta College - San Luis Obispo, CA, Los Angeles Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA
Hardiness estimate: 17-22 degrees F.
Has fragrant Leaf.
Native to Western Australia.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 20 - 35 feet.
Width: 15 - 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Lanceolate, Light Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Red or Yellow. Flowers in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Purple or Red Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Spring, Summer or Fall Wildlife use it.
Bark Red Brown, Blocky or Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate 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.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Texas Root Rot and 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.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Not Deer Palatable.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus torquata Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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