|(Picture courtesy of Jackie Allison)||
Eucalyptus globulus ssp globulus
Tasmanian Blue Gum
Description: This species is the floral emblem of its native Tasmania in Australia. A fast grower, up to 220'. The thick trunk sheds its smooth bark. Found mostly along eastern coastal areas of Tasmania.
The juvenile leaf is silvery blue and circular, the mature leaf a deep green sickle shape. Reported to be the most frequently planted gum outside of Australia. Suitable for slightly saline sites (ECe 200-400 mS/m.
Culture: Sun, acid pH, loam or sandy loam
Uses: Ornamental, shade, coastal plantings, Koala browse, sawmill timber, firewood, small timber, honey production, aromatherapy, essential oils, perfumed foliage, wind resistant, pulpwood.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 8|
|Soil Moisture (minimum)||600 mm (24") per year|
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