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 sideroxylon
Grows to 20–80 ft. tall and wide. Slim blue-green leaves turn bronze in winter. Bark is iron-black (with a hint of red).
Branching stems to 5 ft. tall bear 1–1 1/2-in.-long, yellow-green flowers tinged with red. Folia...
Groundcover native to South Africa. Forms a tight mat 2–3 in. high, spreading slowly by offsets ...
Briefly deciduous. To 40–60 ft. tall; pyramidal in youth but more spreading (to about 30 ft.) in...