Eucalyptus 'Baby Blue' (Eucalyptus pulverulenta ssp)
'Baby Blue' Eucalyptus
Description: I would have to rate this in our top three of all the Eucalyptus we produce. This species is extensively used by the floral industry for fresh cut or preserved foliage. The leaves are small, blue-green in color and lightly scented. It has survived our Zone 6 winters with only minimum damage. It is definitely one of "the best" of the blue foliage types. This one rates 10 stars ********** out of 10, a rating NONE of our other Eucalyptus have attained! Generally breeds true from seed. It appears to start branching well once it reaches about 12-18" tall. A little slow growing at first, but comes along nicely. Mature size about 15-25 feet.
If you are unsure about which Eucalyptus to try, (especially since we have so many to chose from), you can't go wrong with this one! It has proven to do well in both containers and for outdoor plantings.
Order early - this one seems to sell out fast each year!
Culture: Acid soils, clay-loam, gravels, loam, sand, sandy loam, low to moderate moisture needs, sun to part shade.
Uses: Ornamental, frequently used in the floral industry, fragrant leaves, cut foliage.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 7|
|Type||Florist quality species|
|Growth Rate||Slow, then moderate|
|Placement||Sun, tolerates some shade|
Problem Solving Features
Limited plants should be available late May or early June
Monday August 29, 2011 04:48 PM