This plant grows well in the following regions:
- NCNorth and Central Coast
- SCSouth Coast
This is a very pleasing tree with a moderate growth rate, maintainable size, and low litter production. Like blue gum eucalyptus (an invasive plant), it serves well as a screen tree. This California native is evergreen and well suited to the coastal climate of Southern California. The tree has a moderate growth rate and can get up to 20-35 feet tall and 15 feet wide with an oval shape. The foliage is dense with distinctive leaves that are dark green on the top with hairy undersides, divided into multiple 4-6 inch long leaflets.
Another unique and preferred characteristic is the red-brown bark that peels off in long strips. Additionally, small white flowers bloom in late spring to early summer in large clusters. This is a species that needs excellent soil drainage as it can suffer from chlorosis. Easiest to grow near the coast.
- Full sun
- Low water