NC State University Brick Logo
NCCE Logo
Please submit a search term.

Eucalyptus cinerea

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Eucalyptus
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Trees
Comment:

Not reliably cold hardy, but often comes back from the ground

Description:
Evergreen trees with alternate or opposite, simple, smooth-margined leaves; flowers in small clusters, top- or bell-shaped, 4-petaled with many stamens; fruit a many-seeded capsule
Height:
15-60 ft.
Flower:
Grown for foliage
Zones:
8b-9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun; well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright, horizontal branches
Poison Part:
Leaves, bark
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion, dermatitis
Symptoms:
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, coma. Skin redness, irritation, and burning from handling leaves and bark. Eucalyptus oil is extremely toxic if eaten
Toxic Principle:
Eucalyptus oil and cyanogenic glycoside
Severity:
TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. SKIN IRRITATION MINOR, OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape as cultivated ornamental woody shrub or small tree
Width:
10-15 ft.
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Leaf:
Blue-green foliage

NCCES plant id: 1984

Eucalyptus cinerea Eucalyptus cinerea