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Tropicals, Woody > Eucalyptus > Eucalyptus pauciflora > Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. niphophila

Eucalyptus pauciflora

ssp. niphophila


Snow Gum, Alpine Snow Gum




Origin:  Native to southeastern Australia, Tasmania.
Family
Myrtaceae
Genus
Eucalyptus
Species
pauciflora
Category
Tropicals, Woody
Type
Tree (evergreen)
Subspecies
niphophila
USDA Hardiness Zone
7b - 8a
Canadian Hardiness Zone
8
RHS Hardiness Zone
H5
Temperature (°C)
-15 - (-9)
Temperature (°F)
5 - 15
Height
4 - 8 m
Spread
2.5 - 4 m
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
JuneJulyAugust
General Description
Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. niphophila is a short evergreen tree with attractive bark, elliptic grey-green leaves and small white flowers.
Cultivation
Grow in full sun, moist, well-drained, acidic to neutral soil. Provide shelter for young plants.
Shape
Columnar-upright.
Growth
Fast
Pests
Possible problems include: suckers, oedema and silver leaf.
Bark/Stem Description
Attractive: young shoots are red with a white sheen, mature bark is flaking with patches of cream, grey and green.
Leaf Description
Elliptic with apex apiculate, grey-green, red margins and tip, softly textured. Mature leaves are narrower.
Flower Description
Small, white.
Notable Specimens
RHS Garden Rosemoor, North Devon, England.
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