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PlantFiles: Swamp Mahogany, Blue Gum Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus robusta

Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eucalyptus (yoo-kuh-LIP-tus) (Info)
Species: robusta (roh-BUS-tuh) (Info)

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over 40 ft. (12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

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

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Winter
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
By dividing the bulb's scales
By scoring the base of the bulb to promote new bulblets
From leaf cuttings
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From hardwood heel cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium
Scarify seed before sowing
By grafting
By budding
By simple layering
By air layering
By tip layering
By serpentine layering
By stooling or mound layering
Plant is viviparous
From spores
From bulbils

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive patwa On Jul 14, 2014, patwa from Lake Charles, LA wrote:

Grows well and fast in Southwest Louisiana (lake Charles).

Neutral helensgarden On Jul 8, 2005, helensgarden from Coffs harbour
Australia wrote:

dangar: like all eucalyptus the limbs are well known to break off suddenly so do not set up camp underthem. Limbs will break off without warning. This year at a school camp in Australia a teenage girl was killed when a limb broke off overnight

Positive palmbob On Aug 1, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Exceptionally dark-green leaved Eucalyptus with thick, soft red-brown bark. Handles swampy soils and saline soils as well as drought. Very sturdy tree and makes a good wind break. Flowers mostly in winter, but can flower all year long.


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

Ludowici, Georgia
Sulphur, Louisiana

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