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Scientific Name: Eucalyptus caesia Benth.
Family: Myrtaceae
Gungurru (Eucalyptus  caesia) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 5,6,8-24
USDA: 9b-11

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Western Australia

Growth Habits: Small tree, 20 to 30 feet tall (6-9 m), with pendant branches; lignotuber; brown bark pealing in narrow, curling strips, pale undersurface; green leaves with a whitish bloom, making it appear blue-gray, contrasting with the reddish stems.

Watering Needs: Little water, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seed which germinates readily

The species epithet 'caesia' comes from the Latin for 'light gray', referring to the foliage.

Cultural Practices:
Dislikes wind.

Blooming Habits:
Large pink to red (occasionally white) hanging flowers, up to 2 inches in diameter (5 cm), in loose clusters, late winter to early spring.

Fruiting Habits:
Large, lavender gray urn-shaped "gumnuts" about 1.2 inches in diameter (3 cm).

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