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.

Rating: Limited

Cal-IPC Resources

  • 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.
  • Cal-IPC News - Our quarterly newsletter. Each issue is available as a pdf.
  • Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings - Presentations and papers from our annual Symposium.
  • Don't Plant a Pest! - Select your region to find non-invasive alternatives to ornamental species. Also see our statewide brochure on trees.

Other Resources

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.

Cal-IPC News Articles

  • O'Rourke, B. and J. Horenstein (2009). Tackling invasive plants on California Sept. of Fish & Game lands. Cal-IPC News. 17: 12.
  • Burkhart, B. and M. Kelly (2005). Which weeds dominate southern California urban riparian systems? Cal-IPC News. 13: 4-5,12.
  • Cole, K. and N. Molinari (2004). Teaching weeds: California university invasive plant programs. Cal-IPC News. 12: 11.
  • Hayes, G. (2004). The ecology and impacts of blue gum Eucalyptus in coastal California. Cal-IPC News. 12: 14.
  • (1999). Richmond weed abatement ordinance. CalEPPC News. 7: 10.
  • Warner, P. (1998). CalEPPC Symposium '97. CalEPPC News. 6: 6-8.
  • Kelly, M. (1997). Lessons from the front: Taking stock to avoid surprises. CalEPPC NEWS. 5: 4-7.
  • Griffith, Q. (1995). Marin supervisors establish policy against non-natives. CalEPPC News. 3: 11.
  • (1994). Exotic pest plants of greatest ecological concern in California September 1994. CalEPPC News. 2: 10.
  • (1993). California Exotic Pest Plant Council draft list exotic plants of greatest concern October 1993. CalEPPC News. 1: 6.