Eucalyptus attracts bees and other pollinating insects. Due to the high levels of essential oil in the leaves it is often not eaten by deer and rabbits.
A small to medium-sized tree native to cold mountainous regions of Tasmania. Grows to a height of 15 metres (49 ft) but is occasionally a mallee (multistem Eucalyptus), growing up to 5 m (16 ft). Straight vigorous growth that is very cold tolerant and has been successfully established in Scotland. Tasmanian snow gums juvenile leaves are round and glaucous excellent for floristry.
Grows well in full sun. Generally very tolerant of most soils but prefers moist but well drained and can tolerate drought. Can also can tolerate maritime exposure.
- Can grow tall but can easily be kept shorter with a prune
- The flowers are rich in nectar and are a good bee crop
- It is noted for attracting wildlife.
- Incredibly good for firewood, due to its dense wood and high energy value.
- Foliage excellent for floristry
- Cold tolerant, frost hardy to -18ᴼC
- Can be coppiced
- Copes with conditions of frost, snow and wind
- Tolerant of saline and salt spray conditions
- Can reach up to 40m in height
Supplied trees are currently 20-30cm tall and have been cell grown. Plants will be supplied without the pot for safe shipping with the roots carefully wrapped.