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Eucalyptus coccifera

Tasmanian Snow Gum

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen tree

Flower colour



Colourful bark, Flowers



Skill level


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Plant details

A vigorous tree with attractive juvenile leaves which are rounded and green. As shoots mature these become grey and elliptic and smell like peppermint. As a tree it develops peeling grey and white bark often tinged with pink but it can also be hard-pruned annually and kept as a shrub or to promote the juvenile leaves. Flowers are creamy white.

Family: Myrtaceae

Genus: Eucalyptus

Species: coccifera

Plant type: Evergreen tree

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Blue-green

Feature: Colourful bark, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 2500cm

Spread: 700cm

Reader reviews



I have a Eucalyptus tree in a pot for over a year now. I want to transplant it to soil in the garden. What time of year is best to do this?

Thank Greg


Hi. I have a eucalyptus which is getting too big for my garden. It's about 2.5m. Can I transplant it to a big container? If so, when is the best time? If not, can I keep it small but should I worry about the roots close to waste pipes? Thanks for any comments.

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