Tasmanian bluegum
Eucalyptus globulus Labill.


Eucalyptus globulus is an aromatic tree. Commonly attains a height of 150-180 ft. (45.7-54.9 m) and a diameter of 4-7 ft. (1.2-2.1 m). It has a straight trunk up to two-thirds of its total height and a well-developed crown.
Leaves are glossy, dark green, thick and leathery. They average in length from 5.9-7.9 in. (15-20 cm). The leaves of the young shoots are ovate, opposite, and horizontal. They are covered with a grey, waxy bloom which is much thicker on the bottom surface of the leaf.
Solitary white flowers with many stamens, arise from the axils on flattened stalks. They range from 1.6-2.2 in. (4-5.5 cm) wide. Sepals and petals are united to form a warty lid which is present on the bud and drops off at flowering. Flowers from December to May.
The fruit is a hard, woody globose capsule. The fruit is 0.8-1 in. (2-2.5 cm) across. The numerous seeds are approximately 0.08 in. x 0.04 in. (2 x 1 mm). Seeds are dark brown with a brownish red chaff.
Ecological Threat
Eucalyptus globulus out-competes native vegetation for space, light and nutrients. It is native to Australia.


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EDDMapS Distribution

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State Regulated List

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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Subject: Eucalyptus globulus Labill.

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
bluegum eucalyptus


Plants - Hardwood Trees