Candlebark Gum Eucalyptus Tree
Candlebark Gum Eucalyptus Tree is a striking specimen tree that grows straight and uniform with gorgeous smooth white bark that flakes off to reveal burgundy, red, and pink patches. The base of the tree often has a ragged base where older layers of bark have not fully fallen away, giving the tree the appearance of a stubby candle with bark “wax” at its base. Supposedly hardy to 5º F. but a long lasting freeze may cause it to die back to the ground and come back from the root system. When this happens trees typically regain full height in about 3-5 years but it can be a major headache for property owners, site accordingly.
Latin Name: Eucalyptus rubida
Site and Soil: Eucalypts like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil. Very drought tolerant once established and will need little to no supplemental watering during the summer season.
Rootstock Description: Self-rooted
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile
Hardiness: Cider Gum is hardy to approx. 0 F.
Size at Maturity: 30-40 ft. in height.
Pests & Diseases: Eucalypts are not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 7
Sunset Western Zone: 5, 6, 8-24; H1, H2
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not listed