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LEMON-FLOWERED GUM
Eucalyptus woodwardii

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Photo Locations: Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, CA, Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA and Los Angeles Arboretum - Arcadia, CA

General Notes

Saline tolerant. Hardiness estimate: 17-22 degrees F.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to Southwestern Australia.

Family: Myrtaceae

Additional Common Names

LEMON-FLOWERED GUM, LEMON-FLOWERED MALLEE

Tree Characteristics

Spreading with a High Canopy.

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 40 - 50 feet.

Width: 30 - 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Lanceolate, Blue Green or Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. Lemon Yellow. Flowers in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Capsule, fruiting in Spring, Summer or Fall Wildlife use it.

Bark Cream, Smooth.

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.

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, Armillaria and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

None Known Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Not Deer Palatable.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus woodwardii Tree Record." 1995-2018. Oct 17, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/eucalyptus-woodwardii >

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