Interesting, unique, fragrant and unexpectedly hardy! The hardiest of the Eucalyptus Tree varieties that we carry is the gunnii species aka Cider Gum. It is hardy to Zone 7 (0° F) and can grow to 50 ft.
Large, round juvenile leaves are fragrant and silvery-gray. Usually maintained as a shrub. If left unpruned in a mild climate it will quickly become a medium sized tree, growing up to 10 ft. Evergreen, aromatic foliage and stems can be used fresh or dried in floral arrangements. Silver Dollar Gum Eucalyptus can be used as a container plant, cut back and brought indoors before the first frost. Tolerates drought growing conditions once established. Full sun. Also known as Argyle Apple in Australia. Zone 8-10.
Quickly becomes a tall, columnar tree with 10" long, narrow leaves. It has reddish twigs, bark has patches of pink, brown, and gray and will peel back to reveal a pure white smooth trunk. Fragrant, evergreen foliage. Hard, useful wood. Prefers dry, sandy soil conditions. Mountain White Gum Eucalyptus can grow up to 164 ft. in its native Australian growing conditions but will be much smaller in unnatural growing spaces, possibly reaching 50 ft. To 4°F. Zone 8-10.
A favorite in dried floral arrangements for its aromatic foliage. Attractive, blue, round disk-shaped juvenile leaves on either side of the stem. Will maintain this characteristic if pruned back annually and grown as a bush. Otherwise, Cider Gum Eucalyptus will grow quickly to 50 ft. and will have a mature long willow-like leaves above 8 ft. Narrow, columnar evergreen tree with large, spreading branches. Trunk has peeling bark and produces a sap similar to maple syrup. Prefers sandy soils. Native to Tasmania. Also known as "Gunnii". Among the hardiest of the Eucalyptus, to about 0° F. Zone 8-10.
Widely planted ornamental in its native land of Australia. Very narrow and minty fragrant leaves are purple when young, turning grey-green on red stems. A very attractive mid-sized tree that can be a fast grower at about 3-4.5 ft. annually once established under proper conditions reaching heights up to 40 ft. at maturity. Willow Leaf Peppermint Eucalyptus looks more like a birch or willow due to its leaf shape and tree form. Leaves of this species and others contain essential oils with antiseptic and antifungal properties. Will tolerate wide range of soils. Protect from cold northern and eastern winds in winter. Hardy to 10° F. Zone 7-10.
Fragrant, powdery blue-gray leaves are large and round on juvenile foliage, long and narrow once above 8 ft. height. Menthol-like aroma. Prune heavily for floral arrangements. If left unpruned, it will quickly grows to about 20-50 ft. and will lose its disc-shaped leaves. Can be a container plant, pruned to keep compact and brought inside over the winter but sometimes hard to manage this way. Light blue bark sheds in large patches leaving a smooth, tan colored trunk. Spinning Gum Eucalyptus is a sun lover but tolerates some shade. Broadleaf evergreen native to Australia where it naturally has to handle some snow coverage. Prefers dry growing conditions. Hardy to 5°F. Zone 8-10 maybe Zone 7.