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Eucalyptus

Phonetic Spelling
yoo-kah-LIP-tus
This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Evergreen, upright open shrub with long, modestly branched stems. Grown as a houseplant or in the landscape as an ornamental woody shrub or small tree.

Drought tolerant; very prone to die back since they do not acclimate quickly to cold weather.

TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. SKIN IRRITATION MINOR, OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.

Cultivars:
Tags:
#evergreen
Cultivars:
Tags:
#evergreen
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Eucalyptus
    Family:
    Myrtaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Australia
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Drought tolerant
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Open
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    many-seeded capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    flowers in small clusters, top- or bell-shaped, 4-petaled with many stamens
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Opposite
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    alternate or opposite, simple, blue-green, smooth-margined leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Houseplants
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
  • Poison:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, coma. Skin redness, irritation, and burning from handling leaves and bark. Eucalyptus oil is extremely toxic if eaten.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Eucalyptus oil and cyanogenic glycoside.
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Leaves