it would help to specifiy where you will be and what Sunset Magazine climate zone you are in---for example bakersfield is sunset 9 (hot summers/relatively cool winters while nearby lebec is sunset 7 (somewhat less hot summers cooler winters while chino and and hemmet are in zone 18 with a slightly different climate than the other places mentioned. what zone you are in will influence what eucs might do well for your plan. for example, eucalyptus nitens grows well in my oregon coastal zone 5---70' in 10 years but it would not like the winters in zone 7 (too cold) and the summers in 9 or 18 (too hot and dry). e. camaldulensis(red gum)would probably do very well in 9 or 18 but 7 is too cold for it. please advise if you can and i might be able to give you some suggestions. BTW, the other consideration is will you be able to give your eucs summer irrigation for at least the first couple of years to deal with heat and drought during establishement---most eucs are heat and drought tolerant but they greatly appreciate some extra water the first year or so.
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