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?

CDFA Rating: None?


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 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

Presentations are linked where available. Where a presentation is not available, find more information by reading the abstract in the Cal-IPC Symposia Archive.

Other Eucalyptus globulus Information

  • Bugwood - National database from the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at the University of Georgia.
  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution map of this species in California with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.
  • Additional photos

    Eucalyptus globulus_fruits_copyright 2008_NealKramer
    Eucalyptus globulus (blue gum) fruits. Photo: &#169 2008 Neal Kramer
    Eucalyptus globulus_growth habit_copyright 2008_NealKramer
    Eucalyptus globulus (red gum) growth habit. Photo: &#169 2008 Neal Kramer
    Eucalyptus globulus_trunk_copyright 2008_NealKramer
    Eucalyptus globulus (red gum) trunk. Photo: &#169 2008 Neal Kramer