Western Australia Flooded Gum,
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Origin: Western Australia
of Los Angeles - Department of Public Works
Bureau of Street Services
Form - Evergreen. Fast growing, medium sized, variable to 60' tall, with
spreading crown to 40'. Sometimes weeping, with a rounded canopy and heavy
Trunk - Bark is rough, persistent, dark gray brown, with fine fissuring
which extends to the large branches.
Foliage - Mature leaves are dull gray to green on both sides, 4 to 6"
long and 3/4 to 2 1/4" wide., lance shaped, often curved. Juvenile leaves
Flowers/fruit - Flowers white, 3/4" in insignificant clusters during spring
and summer. Fruits are woody 1/4" wide capsules with flat discs.
Significant pest problem is Red Gum Lerp Psyllid.
Sunset zones: 8, 9, and 12 - 24.
Clearances - Suitable for 6' minimum parkways, medians or cutouts.
6alkalinity, drought, irrigation and seacoast exposure.