Snow Gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora)


Eucalyptus pauciflora, commonly known as Snow Gum or Cabbage Gum, is a beautiful and hardy eucalypt species native to the alpine regions of southeast Australia. With its white and smooth bark, this species is highly sought after for its ornamental value in landscaping and horticulture.

Height and Spread: Eucalyptus pauciflora is a medium-sized tree that can grow up to 20 meters in height, spreading about 10-15 meters. However, it is essential to note that growth rate and size can vary depending on environmental factors such as soil type, sunlight exposure, and moisture levels.

Soil Type and pH: This eucalypt species are adaptable and can grow in various soils, from sand to clay. However, choosing well-draining soil rich in organic matter is essential for the best results. Eucalyptus pauciflora prefers a neutral to slightly acidic soil pH between 5.5 and 6.5.

Light and Water Requirements: Eucalyptus pauciflora requires full sun exposure to grow optimally and produce its best colour. This species is also very drought tolerant and can survive on very little water once established, although it will grow faster with regular watering. It is important to note that this species can also handle short periods of frost and cold temperatures, making it an ideal choice for areas that experience a cooler climate.

Pruning and Maintenance: To maintain a healthy and attractive tree, it is recommended to prune Eucalyptus pauciflora in late winter or early spring, removing any dead or damaged branches. This species tends to form a dense crown of branches, so it may be necessary to thin it out to allow for light penetration and proper airflow.

Fertilizing: Eucalyptus pauciflora does not require a lot of fertilizer to grow, but a slow-release, balanced fertilizer can be applied in the spring to encourage healthy growth. Additionally, adding compost or other organic matter to the soil can help to improve soil fertility and provide additional nutrients.

Eucalyptus pauciflora is a beautiful and hardy species that can be grown in various soil types and conditions. With its attractive bark, this species can make a great addition to any landscape, and with proper care and maintenance, it can thrive and provide years of ornamental value. To ensure the best results, it is essential to choose well-draining soil, provide full sun exposure, and regularly prune to maintain a healthy and attractive tree.

This product is not available to customers in SA and TAS, as it is part of the Myrtaceae family.

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Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 57 × 14 × 10 cm
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