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Scientific Name: Eucalyptus sp.
Pronunciation: you-kuh-LIP-tus
Common Name: eucalyptus
Family Name: Myrtaceae
Plant Type: Flowering cut plant, Broadleaf evergreen
Key ID Features: Leaves leathery, usually glaucous, margins entire, tend to hang in many speciesor may be sessile; flower receptacle cup-shaped with numerous stamens around the rim; fruit with many tiny seeds and surrounded by a woody, cup-shaped accessory tissue from the receptacle.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:7 - 10m
Spread:7 - 10m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Australia / New Zealand
Hardiness Rating: Zone 8b: (-9.4 to -7 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Fragrance
Additional Info: Species shown (of the 700+ described) may include E. coccifera, E. cinerea and E. polyanthemos.
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Distinctive smell, Pubescent
Colour in Summer: Green, Bluish, Gray glaucous.
Colour in Fall: Green, Bluish
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate, Orbicular
Apices: Acute, Rounded
Bases: Rounded, Sheathing
Margins: Entire
Additional Info: Glaucous, waxy

Inflorescence Type:
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:0
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Pink, Red, Yellow, White, (stamens give the colour)
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Jul
Additional Info: Numerous fluffy stamens (may be white, cream, yellow, pink or red); in bud, the stamens are enclosed in a cap known as an operculum which is composed of the fused sepals or petals or both.

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Green
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Not showy

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Ectomycorrhizae

Pest Susceptibility: Drought resistant
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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