Eucalyptus pauciflora – Snow Gum

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
Flower Colour:White
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
Propagation Method:Seed
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



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants