A small to medium sized tree, with a spreading habit and beautiful twisted branches with pale green to cream smooth bark with strips of brown when the bark sheds, shiny leaves. It is slow growing but is long lived, and makes a nice specimen tree, for windbreaks and shelter tree for farms. White flowers in spring and summer. A good honey source and the foliage is used for essential oil production, it has a lovely fresh scent. Generally grows to around 4 to 8 metres tall, but can be taller in its natural range. Very cold tolerant, down to -23º C.
It grows naturally in the colder areas of eastern Australia, mainly in the Snowy Mountains and tablelands from Tasmania to southern Queensland.
|Scientific Name:||Eucalyptus pauciflora|
|Common Name:||Snow Gum|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||4 ~ 20 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Cold climate|
|Climate Zone:||Cool temperate, Cool|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Fragrant oils, Street tree, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Honey producing plant|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies|
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