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.
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Small, broad tree with long, lance shaped bluish-green to silver mature leaves and round juvenile leaves. Brown-red bark sheds in strips, reveals greyish-white mottled trunk. Mass of round white flowers clusters in spring and summer but are not particularly showy. Alpine Snow Gum is an evergreen eucalyptus that can handle some snow and will bend its branches down by the weight of the snow sheltering itself in a way. Well-drained soil. Deer resistant. Good choice for the Pacific Northwest. Very attractive. Average of 20 ft. but occasionally taller. Zone 7-10.
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.
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.
Broad, round, blue-green to silver leaves on square twigs. Evergreen, shrubby, fast growing tree. One of the most attractive, fragrant Eucalyptus and great for floral arrangements. Omeo Gum Eucalyptus branches have a cascading growth. Multi-trunked, with peeling grey bark. Grows to 20-30 ft. Hardy to about 5° 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.