|A familiar sight in California and Arizona, rapid-growing, long-lived eucalyptuses are a varied lot. Also called gum trees, they range from shrubby, vinelike plants to huge trees, with different leaf and flower shapes on each. In general, though, leaves are crisp, leathery and usually aromatic. The flowers are fluffy, and the flat-topped seed capsules are woody. Some varieties have white or pink flowers that are a source of honey. Some tolerate extreme heat and cold, others are fairly drought-tolerant. Buy the smallest plant you can find so that it will not be root bound. Chlorosis affects some species in alkaline soil. In California, the eucalyptus longhorn beetle is a deadly pest.
Characterized by its weeping, open growth form, the reddish brown bark grows in smooth, then curls off in flakes. Gray-green leaves contrast with the reddish stems and lavender-gray seed capsules. Grows best in protected areas.
Attributes - Eucalyptus caesia
Plant Type: Tree
Bloom Season: Late Winter through Early Spring
Flower Color: Pink
Height: 25 ft. to 30 ft.
Width: 30 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.
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