Eucalyptus niphophila (E. pauciflora ssp niphophila)
Snow Gum, Narrow-leaved apple
Description: A good species for colder climates, this one is hardy down to 0 degrees F. It features white, peeling bark, often on a crooked trunk. The leaves are large and thick, green in color. This species does best in a well-drained soil. It is found native in the highest alpine region, Mt. Kosciusko National Park, eastern Victoria in the Mt Hotham, Mt Torbreck, Mt Bogong, Mt Wellington. Well drained soil is essential!
It has not done well here in my Zone 6-B climate, too much winter wet and poorly drained soil. It prefers an alpine climate, not hot and humid like we get here!
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 8|
|Type||Mallee to 20' (5 m)|
|Culture||Low to moderate moisture|
|Native||New South Wales, Victoria|
Problem Solving Features
Monday August 29, 2011 04:48 PM