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|
|Culture||Moderate moisture needed|
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