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PlantFiles: Sydney Blue Gum
Eucalyptus saligna

Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eucalyptus (yoo-kuh-LIP-tus) (Info)
Species: saligna (sal-LIG-nuh) (Info)


over 40 ft. (12 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us


Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive CoreHHI On Jun 21, 2006, CoreHHI from Bluffton, SC (Zone 9a) wrote:

Grows fast, it's about 4 ft tall from seed I planted inside late last fall. Right now it's got nice flowers on it and making seed pods. I'll see what happens over the winter, I'm in 8b and it should grow here but I'm not sure if a hard frost will kill it. We get one once in a great while.

Edit. Dead as a door nail. Hmmm, it didn't like something here. Had drought conditions and that might be what did it.


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

Bluffton, South Carolina

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