Eucalyptus gunnii

Eucalyptus gunnii

Snow gum

Key Information

  • Botanical name: Eucalyptus gunnii
  • Common name: Snow gum
  • Plant type: Tree
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 12m

Spread: 8m

  • Features: Aromatic foliage, Colourful new growth, Dramatic foliage

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Only a few eucalyptus species are reliably hardy, and of these Eucalyptus gunnii is the most popular. Like many eucalyptus, it's grown mostly for its lush, rounded juvenile foliage, well-loved by flower arrangers. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Grow Eucalyptus gunnii in moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered site. Prune hard annually to maintain its small habit and juvenile foliage. 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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