Omeo Gum, Omeo Round-leaved Gum

Eucalyptus neglecta

Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eucalyptus (yoo-kuh-LIP-tus) (Info)
Species: neglecta (nay-GLEK-tuh) (Info)



Foliage Color:

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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

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15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)


USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


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Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

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Grown for foliage



Good Fall Color

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Seed Collecting:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Sulphur, Louisiana

Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Sweetwater, Tennessee

Frisco, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 16, 2013, Daveal7 from Anacortes, WA wrote:

I raised 25 eucalyptus neglecta trees from seed, last year (2012), that I found on ebay/Australia. The seed is very fine, like dust.
The seedlings grew as high as 30" some much smaller.
One runt is only 2" high with very tiny leaves.
They were outside all winter, some had a little damage to leaves, I think it was sun damage, after a freeze down to 23F. I have given some of these trees to Family members and friends, all here in the Pacific Nortwest, Seattle Area.
We are on Guemes Island in the San Juans, in Washington State, near the Canadian border.
I still have some seed left, I will plant them this spring.


On Dec 26, 2004, kimmei from Chimacum, WA wrote:

I have been growing E. neglecta for about 10 years with nothing but snow damage. As a juvinile it went through a winter low of 5 F, annually seeing 10 F. Large blue leaves make this small tree (18 feet) stand out from quite a distance. Highly recomend E. neglecta!