Eucalyptus globulus

Eucalyptus globulus_Tasmanium blue gum_JM DiTomaso
Photo courtesy Joseph DiTomaso

Synonyms: Eucalyptus maidenii subsp. globulus (Labill.) J.B.Kirkp.

Common names: blue gum; Tasmanian blue gum; blue gum eucalyptus; common eucalyptus; Southern blue gum; Victorian blue gum

Eucalyptus globulus (Tasmanian blue gum) is a tree (family Myrtaceae) found throughout California, but has primarily escaped to become invasive along the coast. It has effects on fire danger, native plants, and wildlife.

Cal-IPC Rating: Limited

Cal-IPC Assessment

Plant Assessment Form - Information gathered by Cal-IPC on the impacts, rate of spread, and distribution of invasive plants in California. Does not include management information.

Weed RIC Management Notes

  • Management Notes - Information on management techniques and effectiveness from the University of California Cooperative Extension’s Weed Research & Information Center.

Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

  • DiTomaso, J., A. Stanton, et al. (2005). Invasive Plant Inventory ("weed list") working group. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2005. Chico, CA.
  • Horowitz, M. (2003). Alternatives to chemical stump treatment of Acacia dealbeta. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2003. Kings Beach, CA.
  • Hunter, J. C., J. C. Sterling, et al. (2003). The abundance and distribution of non-native woody species in Sacramento Valley riparian zones. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2003. Kings Beach, CA.
  • Archbald, G. (1998). Mechanical control methods: beyond weed bashing. California Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium '98. Ontario, CA.
  • Boyd, D. (1997). Eucapyptus removal on Angel Island. California Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium '97. Concord, CA.

Other Eucalyptus globulus Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - See the distribution of this species on Calflora's map of California.
  • Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.
  • Bugwood - National database from the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at the University of Georgia.