Eucalyptus  bridgesiana

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
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Moderate to fast (6' per year)
Placement Sun
Culture Moderate moisture
Native New South Wales
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletAttractive foliage - lightly scented
bulletSmall, heart-shaped leaves
bulletFast growth rate
bulletExcellent for cut foliage

Problem Solving Features

bulletAttractive accent plant or tree
bulletLow moisture needs
bulletDoes well in clay type soils
bulletFood source for sugar gliders

Pricing - See Price List Here

* Seed germinates best if sown on  the surface of the media.  Germination 2-3 weeks at 70-75 degrees F.  No pre-treatment needed.

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