(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
Type About 150'
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Fast
Placement Sun
Soil Type Loam
Soil Moisture (minimum) 600 mm (24") per year
Native Tasmania
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletMay be large tree to 150-220' (depending upon climate)
bulletFast growing species, expect 6'+ per year
bulletShedding bark

Problem Solving Features

bulletVery attractive, fast growing tree in sun
bulletLow/moderate moisture needs
bulletLow maintenance

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.

 

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