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A Resource Guide to Smaller Eucalyptus

Articles: A Resource Guide to Smaller Eucalyptus

The genus Eucalyptus is large and diverse, with over 700 species. Many species never exhibit any of the problematic characteristics so commonly, and incorrectly, attributed to the entire genus. Drought-tolerant eucalypts from desert and mediterranean climates of Western Australia rarely grow larger than small trees or large shrubs, shed little, if any, bark, and seldom reproduce in cultivation; they do, however, offer large, brilliantly colored flowers and attractive foliage. These species are the focus of this article—those whose planting should be considered as appropriate as that of Arctostaphylos, Ceanothus, Protea, and Grevillea; they deserve an opportunity to enhance the gardens, parks, and public landscapes of the Western United States…

Recommended Smaller Eucalyptus

This non-comprehensive list of smaller Eucalyptus suitable for planting in Western gardens has been divided into distinct horticultural characteristics, although many of the species exhibit multiple characters. Those flagged with an asterisk (*) are featured in Matt Ritter’s article in the April 09 issue of Pacific Horticulture. Temperatures are provided to suggest the approximate hardiness range for those...

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