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Eucalyptus pulverulenta - Baby Blue / Silver Leaf Mountain Gum - 30 seeds

Eucalyptus pulverulenta - Baby Blue / Silver Leaf Mountain Gum - 30 seeds

SKU: EUCPULV
$5.00Price

Myrtaceae - no shipment to Western Australia or Tasmania

 

Eucalyptus pulverulenta, commonly known as the Silver Leaf Mountain Gum  because of its highly attractive juvenile foliage and is a small often twisted tree to 6m in cultivation, this species is best known for the silvery blue juvenile foliage that is used extensively in the floral trade. 

Less well known are its attractive creamy white to lemon yellow flowers that appear from Spring to Autumn and which are a delightful offset to the mature silvery foliage and powdery green buds and fruit.  The bark of this species is an attractive, smooth texture and red in colour.

In the wild in Australia this is now quite a rare tree but it is widely cultivated commercially, originally found in limited locations on the central and southern tablelands of New South Wales, it is drought and frost tolerant and best suited to a sunny position in acid soils (sand to clay) and cool moist situations but can be grown under warmer conditions with adequate water (minimum of 62.5cm a year) is available.  It is categorised as frost hardy to -7°C and is suitable for growing as a potted or tubbed specimen at least until it reaches full maturity. 


And a tip - it is often said that when growing Eucalypts that they should be planted out in their permanent position as young seedlings from 20 -  to 40cm in height.  Eucalypts do not like root disturbance and this should be minimised wherever possible and planting them out at a more advanced stage can cause this, however they also gain frost tolerance and general hardiness with maturity and it can be advantageous to grow them on in containers in cooler or less than ideal climates and plant them out in mid spring after the worst of the frost has passed.  If you use a container that is biodegradeable, or one that you can cut the bottom out of, you can simply plant the whole pot out to great advantage.

30 premium quality seeds shipped on receipt of cleared funds. 

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