Tasmanian Snow Gum (Eucalyptus coccifera)

£9.95

A fast growing, interesting evergreen tree. Can be grown as a stand alone or coppiced. The colourful foliage has a greeny grey / blue hue with pinky red highlights. The stems are often used in floral arranging and the leaves produce a beautiful and distinct scent when crushed.

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Description

TASMANIAN SNOW GUM EUCALYPTUS TREE (Eucalyptus coccifera) also known as Snow peppermint, Mt. Wellington Peppermint.
A fast growing, interesting evergreen tree. Can be grown as a stand alone or coppiced. The colourful foliage has a cool grey / blue hue which prinky red highlights. The stems are often used in floral arranging and the leaves produce a beautiful and distinct scent when crushed.

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
Trees, shrubs and plants, especially cell grown can be planted out at any time during the year.

Supplied trees are currently 1ft tall and have been cell grown. Plants will be supplied without the pot for safe shipping with the roots carefully wrapped.

Additional information

Weight 260 g
Dimensions 80 × 15 × 15 cm
Delivery

Trees are posted out using Royal Mail.