Tasmanian Urn Gum (Eucalyptus unigera)


Tasmanian Urn Gum (Eucalyptus urnigera) is a magnificent tree that will add beauty and elegance to any landscape. With its unique features and numerous benefits, this Tasmanian endemic native species is a must-have for gardening enthusiasts.

Standing tall and proud, the Tasmanian Urn Gum reaches an impressive height of up to 30 meters, making it a striking focal point in any garden or park. Its spread is equally remarkable, with a canopy reaching 20 meters wide, providing ample shade and shelter for humans and wildlife.

One of the standout features of the Tasmanian Urn Gum is its distinctive urn-shaped fruits, from which it gets its name. These fruits, filled with tiny seeds, are not only visually appealing but also serve as a valuable food source for native birds and animals, enhancing the biodiversity of your garden.

Eucalyptus urnigera is an endemic Tasmanian alpine eucalypt of the subgenus Symphomyrtus. It is the dominant eucalypt species at 600 to 1,000 metres on moist but well-drained dolerite slopes and talus.

It is restricted to the mountains of southeastern Tasmania, the Mount Wellington range, Mount Field and isolated pockets from Tylers Hill near Southport, 100 kilometres south of Hobart, north to Alma Tier near Interlaken and Mount Seymour east of Oatlands in central Tasmania and a small population on the eastern side of Maria Island off the east coast.

Typically, it is found below the range of Tasmanian Snow Gum (Eucalyptus coccifera) and above the mixed and wet sclerophyll forests of the lower slopes. However, it will grow within both vegetation types.

Regarding soil preferences, the Tasmanian Urn Gum thrives in well-drained soils, particularly those with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. While it can tolerate a range of soil types, including sandy and loamy soils, providing it with fertile soil enriched with organic matter will ensure optimal growth and vitality.

In addition to its aesthetic appeal, the Tasmanian Urn Gum offers a range of benefits. Its dense canopy provides excellent shade, making it an ideal choice for creating cool and inviting outdoor spaces, whether a backyard retreat or a public park. Furthermore, this species is known for its ability to withstand strong winds, making it a resilient option for wind-prone gardens.

Not only is the Tasmanian Urn Gum visually stunning and resilient, but it is also relatively low-maintenance. Once established, it requires minimal watering and can tolerate periods of drought, making it an excellent choice for those who prefer low-water landscaping options.

In summary, the Tasmanian Urn Gum, or Eucalyptus urnigera, is a spectacular tree that combines beauty, resilience, and biodiversity. With its tall stature, unique urn-shaped fruits, and ability to thrive in various soil types, this Australian native species is a valuable addition to any garden or landscape project.

Whether you’re looking to create a shady oasis or enhance the natural habitat for local wildlife, the Tasmanian Urn Gum will surely exceed your expectations.

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Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 80 × 14 × 10 cm
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