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.
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.