How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Eucalyptus, Gum—Eucalyptus spp.*
Family Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)

Plant identification

Eucalyptus species are evergreen trees or large shrubs. They are hardy, fast-growing, and widely adaptable.

*Some species are invasive plants or woody weed invaders. Other types of plants may be better choices when planting.

Optimum conditions for growth

Eucalyptus plants are widely adaptable to several climatic zones. They do best in full sun. They require little water once established; some species do better with some supplemental summer water.

Eucalyptus tree
Eucalyptus tree, Eucalyptus spp.

Pests and disorders of Eucalyptus spp.




Environmental disorders



Leaves and flowers
Leaves and flowers of Eucalyptus spp.

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