Rodway Black Gum
Eucalyptus aggregata

Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eucalyptus (yoo-kuh-LIP-tus) (Info)
Species: aggregata (ag-GRE-gat-uh) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

Chartreuse/Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Aromatic

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

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

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Sulphur, Louisiana

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 2, 2013, Lodewijkp from Zwolle
Netherlands (Zone 7a) wrote:

Grown it from seed...

i read from numerous sources that's its likely a hardy euc. a nursery here in the netherlands had 2 and 3 year old trees which survived -15 C almost undamaged. however like other eucalypts,seed source is important and you probably need seeds from trees that grow in cold regions. some E.gunni seedlings die at -5 C and other survive -10 undamaged.

my 2 month old seedlings survived a -5C freeze undamaged , that says something. anyway this one likes moist conditions, almost swamp like conditions. it grows way faster than other eucalyptus trees. i think it's just as fast as eucalyptus globulus. it has a willow like appearance ,very ornamental.

regarding sowing... i have stratified it for a few weeks ( 4 weeks ) but some batch... read more