Eucalyptus nitens

Shining gum


Description: A tall tree often found growing in pure stands of mountain tops in Victoria, Blue Range, Mt. Monda, Mt. Torbreck. Also found in high mountains of New South Wales, Tallaganda State Forest, Brown Mountain; 1500 m altitude at Barrington Tops.  Bright blue-green leaves and shining bark make this an outstanding specimen. Note the square juvenile stems. A little slow to establish, it may need some protection the first year and then step back and watch it grow! It appears higher rainfall areas get the fastest growth. I find the fragrance to be sweetly scented - it reminds me of "Wrigley's juicyfruit gum."  Add about a dozen leaves to your bath water for a relaxing treat!

Culture: Sun, acid loam, clay-loam or clay soils, 30"+ rainfall.

Uses: Aromatherapy, ornamental plantings, sawmill timber, frost resistant plant, pulpwood.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Large tree to 230' (70m), NO lignotuber
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Fast
Native New South Wales, Victoria
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletLarge tree to 230'
bulletExtremely sweet scented foliage
bulletFast growing
bulletUnique, new stems are square

Problem Solving Features

bulletAttractive and sweet scented foliage
bulletGood in moist soils
bulletLow maintenance
bulletShining bark gives good accent
bulletGrows well in sun
bulletNo fertilizer needed

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed needs 3 weeks cold treatment.  Average 135-271 seeds per gram.
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