With few exceptions, these plants are native to Australia. More than 600 different species grow there, ranging from sprawling shrubs (many of them bearing the common name “mallee”) to skyline trees. About 150 species have been grown in areas of California and Arizona that have climates similar to the plants’ native Australian habitats; many more have been grown as solitary representatives in arboretums. Eucalypts are the most widely planted non-native trees in these two Western states—for several hundred miles in parts of California.Eucalyptus deglupta
This fast-growing, erect tree from the jungles of Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea reaches 75 to 200 ft. tall and 30 to 75 ft. wide. Dark green leaves. This tree's trunk is the spectacular feature, with flaking bark patterned in blue, green, yellow, red, and purple. Flowers and fruit are inconspicuous.
Like iris, these perennials produce fans of lance-shapedleaves. Foliage arises fromshort rhizomes; lea...
To 60 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide, with leaves to 9 ft. long; leaflets are long and drooping.
From Brazil. To 5–5 1/2 ft. tall, 2–3 ft. wide, with stiffly erect leaves. As plant grows, lower leave...