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)
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Slow
Placement Sun
Culture Low to moderate moisture
Native New South Wales, Victoria
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletMallee to 20'
bulletVery slow growing species
bulletLarge leaves, white peeling bark, crooked trunk

Problem Solving Features

bulletGood for colder climates
bulletLoves sun
bulletLow maintenance
bulletNo fertilizer needed
bulletLow moisture needs
bulletMultiple stems with peeling bark provide good landscape accent

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed needs 4 weeks cold treatment.


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