Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus)
- Other common names include Tasmanian Blue Gum, Southern Blue Gum
- The attractive leaves are the principle source of eucalyptus oil
- Can grow to be a large tree and are often used as a windbreak and shade tree
- An evergreen with fragrant leaves
- Timber is often used as firewood
- Add color and interest to a landscape
The Blue Gum eucalyptus tree is one of the world’s best-known eucalyptus trees and they’re prized for their fragrant blue foliage! In fact, the leaves are the principle source of eucalyptus oil, which is said to have potent medicinal properties. A Native of Australia, their botanical name is Eucalyptus globulus, and these fast growers can grow to be an impressive large tree. We like to plant them for use as an excellent windbreak, and they can also provide plenty of shade! They are ideal for larger-sized properties, and we also like to use them to block unwanted views!
These Eucalyptus globulus trees are long-lived and a popular choice for landscapes throughout the Southwest, particularly in California, where they have been a part of the landscape since the Gold Rush! They have good seaside tolerance, so they are an excellent choice for coastal neighborhoods. Grow them in a location with full sun or partial shade exposure and once established, they require little to moderate water.
Plant more trees and let them help clean the air! Blue Gum eucalyptus trees can tolerate smog and since they grow so fast, are an excellent way to help clean the air, with a pleasing aroma to boot! Moon Valley Nurseries grows this aromatic tree so that we can assure their quality is the best you’ll find anywhere!
If you’re looking for a tree that can provide plenty of shade, shield against high wind, and block out unwanted views, you’ll want to plant some Blue Gum eucalyptus trees! With free planting available on all box sized trees, it cannot get any easier!
Large Shade Canopy
A great landscape tree!
Full to partial sun
Low water use tree