And the second thought was E. grandis or something closely related. Which would mean Section Transversaria, and the very close E. saligna (many times they have been mistaken one for the other) would also be good a candidate.
Which could make sense, as the Flooded Gum (grandis) is probably the most common eucalypt type nowadays in Florida, at least in numbers over the total. Reason, timber plantings.
But Transversaria also includes a couple of relatively closely related and at once relatively common eucalypts with some old history in Florida, which are E. robusta and E. botryoides.
Juvenile leaf shape does not match well with the first one, but I would not yet discard the second one as possibility. Especially because it is quite at the same level of "close cousins" as species to E. grandis as E. saligna is.
In other words, exactly the same ideas when seeing the picture as George had, and without reading first to try to avoid bias Very good sign it is the right track! Well done George
Bark by age 3 years or so may help narrow it. And quite surely, the first flower bud cluster 1 or 2 years later will very likely help nail it If it is one of those, Walt pays for the beer round
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