Eucalyptus rudis
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Flooded Gum,
Western Australia Flooded Gum,
Desert Gum

Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Origin: Western Australia


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Species characteristics:
Form - Evergreen. Fast growing, medium sized, variable to 60' tall, with spreading crown to 40'. Sometimes weeping, with a rounded canopy and heavy foliage.

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 are ovate.

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.

Site suitability:

Sunset zones: 8, 9, and 12 - 24.

Clearances - Suitable for 6' minimum parkways, medians or cutouts.
6alkalinity, drought, irrigation and seacoast exposure.