Eucalyptus saligna

Sydney blue gum, Blue gum


Description: This tree is fast growing, up to 10' per year! Young leaves are reddish and the bark has a shedding, reddish color. Flowers color is white.  A tall, shaft-like tree that is fast growing; it is commonly found along coastal areas of New South Wales, Queensland.

Culture: Sun, loam or sandy loam soil, acid pH, 36-72" annual rainfall.

Uses: Koala browse, ornamental plantings, sawmill timber, firewood, honey production, wind resistant plant.

Climate Data: Favors warm, humid climate.  Heat index, hot: 92 degrees F, cold: 17 degrees F.  Rainfall 900-1800 mm (36 - 72 inches), altitude near seal level to 1100 m.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Large tree 50-150', lignotuber
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Fasssssssssssssst
Placement Sun
Native New South Wales, Queensland
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletLarge tree to150'
bulletFast growing
bulletShedding bark

Problem Solving Features

bulletDoes well in poor soils
bulletLow nutrient needs
bulletLow maintenance
bulletVery fast growing
bulletNo fertilizer needed

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  297-532 seeds per gram.


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