Heart leaved Silver gum
Description: This species keeps its beautiful juvenile foliage. The stem is erect with willow like branches. It has smooth white bark blotched with green or purple. The leaves are a pretty silvery gray, opposite and heart shaped, small in size. Young stems may be square. It is found in small areas of SE Tasmania in the vicinity of Prossers Sugarloaf and Wellington Range. It is commonly found in marshy and damp soils. Frost resistant, but drought tender.
Culture: Sun, marshy, damp soils, acid pH, clay loam, loam, sandy loam, sandy clay.
Uses: Ornamental, water logged soils, fragrant leaves, cut foliage, retain attractive "heart-shaped" leaves.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 8|
|Type||Small shrub to 10', or a tree to 68', very variable|
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