Tasmanian Bluegum (Globulus)

The Tasmanian Bluegum (Globulus) is generally described as a perennial tree. This is not native to the U.S. (United States) and has its most active growth period in the fall and winter and spring . The Tasmanian Bluegum (Globulus) has gray-green foliage and inconspicuous white flowers, with an abuncance of conspicuous black fruits or seeds. The greatest bloom is usually observed in the fall, with fruit and seed production starting in the winter and continuing until fall. Leaves are retained year to year. The Tasmanian Bluegum (Globulus) has a long life span relative to most other plant species and a rapid growth rate. At maturity, the typical Tasmanian Bluegum (Globulus) will reach up to 160 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 80 feet.

The Tasmanian Bluegum (Globulus) is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by bare root, container, seed. It has a moderate ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have high vigor. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below 17°F. has low tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Category
Growth Rate Rapid
General Type Tree
Growth Period Fall, Winter, Spring
Growth Duration Perennial
Lifespan Long
Plant Nativity Introduced to U.S.
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Fall
Displays Fall Colors Yes
Shape/Growth Form Single Stem
Drought Tolerance Low
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Height When Mature 160
Vegetative Spread None
Flower Color White
Flower Conspicuousness Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Seasonality Winter Fall
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Bare Root, Container, Seed
Moisture Requirements High
Cold Stratification Required No
Minimum Temperature 17
Soil Depth for Roots 24
Toxic to Nearby Plants Yes
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Resprout Ability Yes
Responds to Coppicing Yes
Growth Requirements
pH Range 5–6.8 pH
Precipitation Range 21–21 inches/yr
Planting Density 170–1200 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Coarse, Fine, Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 24
Minimum Frost-Free Days 240 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance Low
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention Yes
Palatability Low
Fire Resistant No
Causes Livestock Bloating None

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA