Eucalyptus tereticornis has the widest latitudinal distribution of any species in the genus, occurring over a wide range of climatic conditions from temperate to tropical.
It is found naturally at elevations from sea level to 1,800 metres.
It has been planted successfully in areas where there can be as much as 3,500mm of rain.
The mean annual temperature ranges from 16 – 25°c, with a mean maximum temperature of the warmest month of around 27°c and a mean minimum of the coolest month of 7°c.
Where it grows naturally, it may tolerate 0 – 15 frosts a year.
In some areas where it has been planted, the tree has survived occasional frosts to -7°c.
Requires a sunny position.
Grows wild in soils that are usually not acidic, are rather rich, moist, alluvial, sandy loams and gravels.
Established plants have considerable resistance to drought, and can also tolerate occasional waterlogging.