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Eucalyptus rubida (Candlebark)

Candlebark, Candle-Bark Gum, Ribbon Gum, White Gum

Eucalyptus rubida, Candlebark, Candle-Bark Gum, Ribbon Gum, White Gum, Evergreen Tree, Bark, Aromatic Leaves

One of the hardiest Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus rubida (Candlebark) is a medium to large evergreen tree of rounded to spreading habit, adorned with smooth white bark, flaking off in ribbons, burgundy, cinnamon-brown, with pink to salmon hues. Rich with a sweet fragrance, the aromatic foliage is rounded, glaucous blue-gray when juvenile, lance-shaped, long and blue-green when adult. Sought after for honey production, clusters of 3 white fluffy flowers are borne amongst the foliage in summer. A medium to fast grower, this Eucalyptus is a beautiful ornamental tree. It is good for shade, windbreak, hedge, or screen. The stems with juvenile leaves are wonderful in flower arrangements. Tolerant to heavy frosts and snows and adaptable to most well-drained soils.

  • Grows up to 30-100 ft. tall (9-30 m) and 30-50 ft. wide (9-15 m).
  • Performs best in full sun in average to moderately fertile, dry to moist, well-drained soil. Drought tolerant.
  • Easy to grow, easy to care for. Deer resistant
  • Watch for eucalyptus sucker, silver leaf and oedema.
  • Propagate by seed.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.
  • Native to South East Australia and Tasmania.

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 - 10
Climate Zones 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Myrtaceae
Genus Eucalyptus
Common names Eucalyptus, White Gum
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 30' - 100'
(9.1m - 30.5m)
Spread 30' - 50'
(9.1m - 15.2m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants Australia
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Eucalyptus kruseana (Bookleaf Mallee)
Corymbia ficifolia (Red Flowering Gum)
Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. debeuzevillei (Jounama Snow Gum)
Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. niphophila (Alpine Snow Gum)
Eucalyptus cinerea (Argyle Apple)
Eucalyptus dalrympleana (Mountain Gum)

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 - 10
Climate Zones 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Myrtaceae
Genus Eucalyptus
Common names Eucalyptus, White Gum
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 30' - 100'
(9.1m - 30.5m)
Spread 30' - 50'
(9.1m - 15.2m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants Australia
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden
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