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Eucalyptus coccifera

Tasmanian snow gum

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Eucalyptus coccifera
  • Common name: Tasmanian snow gum
  • Family: Myrtaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Deciduous
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Blue​/​Green

Tasmanian snow gum, Eucalyptus coccifera, is a vigorous tree with bronze-tinged, green juvenile leaves which become silvery grey and fragrant with maturity. As a tree Eucalyptus coccifera develops peeling grey and white bark, often tinged with pink, but it can also be hard-pruned annually and kept as an evergreen shrub, hedge or screen, to promote growth of the prettier, juvenile leaves. Creamy white flowers appear in summer.

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Eucalyptus coccifera is one of the few eucalyptus species suitable for container growing. The juvenile leaves are suitable for using in flower arrangements.

How to grow Eucalyptus coccifera

  • Plant size

    25m height

    7m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Eucalyptus coccifera and wildlife

Eucalyptus coccifera has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Eucalyptus coccifera poisonous?

Eucalyptus coccifera can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People