Eucalyptus perriniana

Spinning Gum

 

Description: One of the best varieties for cut or preserved foliage, note in the picture how the stems appear to grow right through the almost round leaves. When dry, the leaves detach, spinning around the stems in the wind. The tree is attractive with smooth blotched bark. The main trunk is erect and branching. White flowers are produced in abundance. Found native in several areas: (1)  high mountains and plateaus of SE New South Wales near Guthega and Kiandra and in the Tinderry Range (2) Coronet Trig and Mt McKeahnie in ACT (3) Eastern Victoria Nunniong Plateau (4) SE Tasmania on mid-altitude plateaus near Hungry Flats, Tunnack and Strickland.  It is drought and frost resistant. Cut back after flowering to produce the unusual juvenile foliage.  Shade tolerant.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Small specimen 15 to 30', lignotuber
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Soil moisture (minimum) 25" per year
Native New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, Tasmania
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletLeaves joined at the stems
bulletExcellent foliage for fresh or dried arrangements
bulletAttractive bark
bulletWhite flowers

Problem Solving Features

bulletFrost resistant
bulletDrought resistant
bulletLow maintenance
bulletLikes sun
bulletNo fertilizer needed
bulletSmall size for smaller gardens
bulletProvides excellent cut foliage

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed needs 3 weeks cold treatment.
 
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