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Desert Gum, Flooded Gum
Scientific Name: Eucalyptus rudis Endl.
Family: Myrtaceae
Desert Gum, Flooded Gum (Eucalyptus  rudis) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8,9,12-24
USDA: 8b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 15F (-10C)

Heat Tolerance: Needs deep watering twice a month in summer in the dry areas

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Western Australia

Growth Habits: Evergreen tree, 30 to 60 feet tall (9-18 m) or more, 25 to 40 feet spread (7.5-12 m), sometimes with a weeping shape; rough dark trunk with persistant bark; lance-shaped, light green to greyish green leaves, 4 to 6 inches long (10-15 cm), reddish petioles

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water, drought tolerant, any soil, included water-logged

Propagation: Seeds

Avoid close to paved areas because of it continuously droping leaves, as well as occasionally flowers, seeds and bark

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

Insignificant white or cream-colored flowers in clusters, in spring and summer. The fruit is a small capsule, 0.25 inch long (6 mm)

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