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.
Plant availability by Season
Winter / Spring
A subspecies of Cider Gum eucalyptus but a few degrees hardier and typically wider spreading and smaller in stature. Smooth, silvery grey bark. Cascading branches. Classic round young leaves changing to lance-like as tree matures. Alpine Cider Gum is an evergreen tree reaching 25 ft. tall. Native to Tasmania. Zone 8-9.
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.
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.
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.