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PlantFiles: Yellow Gum
Eucalyptus leucoxylon

Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eucalyptus (yoo-kuh-LIP-tus) (Info)
Species: leucoxylon (loo-koh-ZY-lon) (Info)

3 members have or want this plant for trade.


over 40 ft. (12 m)

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Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By budding

Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive baiissatva On Oct 17, 2008, baiissatva from Dunedin
New Zealand wrote:

Zone 9b Coastal Otago New Zealand
A very pretty little gum (E. leucoxylon 'Rosea') with a lot of features to recommend it.
I have both grown it from seed and planted a nursery-bought specimen; it is very quick and easy from seed, leaping away to around 4m and then slowing right down and spreading to around the same width. It is regularly and reliably smothered in fluffy little flowers ranging from white to ruby red, which are beloved by birds and insects alike.
Of the five individual plants I selected from the seed tray, three flowered white, two red. The red form does not seem quite as tough or vigorous as the white and only one remains in my garden, which I coppiced to solve a bad lean.
Tolerates an occasional -5C frost without damage. Requires no attention whatsoever, perfect as a boundary evergreen to screen out neighbours without shading them unduly with a taller tree.
Does not seem fussy about soil type- mine thrive in rubbishy clay.
Take out the twiggy younger branches as they die off and youre left with a nice arching canopy. Trunk pale with peeling darker bark on lower section.
Cant say a bad thing about it! Plant one today.


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

Spring Valley, California
Turner, Oregon

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