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Eucalyptus rubida (Candlebark)

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


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 of 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 of 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.
  • 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 Eucalyptus
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 30' – 100' (9m – 30m)
Spread 30' – 50' (9m – 15m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
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 Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


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 Eucalyptus
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 30' – 100' (9m – 30m)
Spread 30' – 50' (9m – 15m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
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 Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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