Eucalyptus crenulata

Silver gum, Buxton gum

 

Description: A possibly endangered species found native only in the Acheron River Valley of Victoria, on swampy sites.  Considered to be among the most cold hardy, but largely untested here in the USA. The leaves are greenish in color, almost triangular and finely scalloped. The bark is rough on the lower trunk and smooth above. The flowers are white, not particularly showy, but reported as sweet scented close up. Prefers partial shade and cool, moist areas.  Fine, crenulated silver-pink foliage useful to florists. Tolerant of cold wet sites. Suitable for slightly  saline sites (ECe 200-400 mS/m.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Small tree to 30', lignotuber
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture Moderate moisture needed
Native Victoria
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall tree to 30'
bulletReported to be somewhat cold hardy
bulletTriangular, finely scalloped leaves

Problem Solving Features

bulletPrefers partial shade and cool, moist areas
bulletLow moisture/fertilizer needs
bulletLow maintenance

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.
 
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