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 pauciflora
Grows to 25–60 ft. high and 20–45 ft. wide. Narrow gray-green leaves are 3–6 in. long. Insignificant flowers and seed capsules. White trunk and branches and open crown make it a good specimen tree. Good in lawns. Takes wet or dry soil. Very little litter. In youth, remove erratic branches.
Native to the Mediterranean region. Once valued for its bold effect in garden fringes and near water a...
Grows to 25–40 ft. tall, 20–30 ft. wide, with graceful branching and white trunk.
From southern Africa and India. Billowing mass of slender, dark green, hairlike leaves reaches 3 ft. t...