Apple box, Apple Gum, Apple
Description: This is an excellent specimen for cut foliage for the small, blue-green, heart-shaped leaves arranged close to the stem. The fragrance is not overpowering and I think it is extremely mild. Reported to be "apple scented", again, it depends upon your sense of smell. If you want an Eucalyptus that does NOT have an overpowering scent, then this is probably your best choice! This species is found native mostly in New South Wales, a small area of Victoria and Queensland. The bark is a rough, box type and it is well adapted to clay soils. White flowers appear in groups of 7.
Culture: Clay, clay-loam, loam, sandy loam, acid range pH 5.5 to 6.4, annual rainfall minimum of 8 inches per year.
Uses: Ornamental, cut foliage, sugar gliders.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 8|
|Type||Medium tree to 60' (20 m) may be pruned to maintain size, lignotuber|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to fast (6' per year)|
|Native||New South Wales|
Problem Solving Features
* Seed germinates best if sown on the surface of the media. Germination 2-3 weeks at 70-75 degrees F. No pre-treatment needed.
Monday August 29, 2011 04:48 PM