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Desert gum

Eucalyptus rudis

Also known as

Swamp gum

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

16m

Max

10m

10m

Min

6m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Desert gum Overview

This is a tough species of tree, it can be grown in coastal areas or in the desert. The leaves are light grey and slender about 4-6cm long. The flowers are white and will bloom in the summer and spring, they are followed by seed capsules in clusters. The leaves of the eucalyptus are toxic which prevents understory competition. There are few plants that will grow effectively under or near them.

How to propagate Desert gum

Seed

You can propagate by seeds in the spring or autumn.

Other uses of Desert gum

Suitable for coastal conditions.