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Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. niphophila


Snow gum

Hardy tree with attractive bark and silvery leaves

A small to medium-sized tree with grey-green leaves and beautiful green, grey and cream peeling bark giving it year round interest and appeal.


An excellent lawn specimen or screening tree, prefers a sunny site, sheltered from cold winds.


Thrives in well-drained, fertile, preferably lime-free soil. It is also one of the hardiest of all the Eucalyptus.

The more than 700 species of Eucalyptus dominate the forests of Australia.This species is Native to Tasmania and S.E.Australia

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - October
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 400 cm - 800 cm
Plant width 250 cm - 400 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 500 cm
Medicinal Yes
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site City garden

Typically available

From April to September