Eucalyptus neglecta

Omeo Gum

 

Description: Eucalyptus neglecta is rated as one of the most cold hardy Eucalyptus for the United States.   It features large, rounded, green leaves that are richly scented.  Both juvenile and adult leaves maintain the rounded shape. After several frosts, the leaves may take on a rose to purple tinged hue and this is one of the few Eucalyptus species that will tolerate shade. If you are looking for an Eucalyptus species that will take cold - this is it!  The Omeo gum also appears to be very drought tolerant, as evidenced by our test of this species here in our landscape. This is one of our most frequently requested species - probably due to the cold hardiness and neglect it can take! 

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 7
Type Small tree 21' (7 m), lignotuber
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Slow to moderate
Placement Sun or part shade
Culture Low to moderate moisture, drought tolerant
Native Victoria
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall size - only 20-40'
bulletShade tolerant
bulletVery cold hardy

Problem Solving Features

bulletExcellent for cold areas
bulletGrows well in shady conditions
bulletDrought resistant
bulletFrost/cold resistant
bulletLow maintenance
bulletSmall size suitable for smaller gardens
bulletNo fertilizer needed

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.
 
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