SelecTree: Tree Detail
ROUND-LEAFED SNOW GUM
Photo Locations: Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA
Hardiness estimate: 10-15 degrees F. Young leaves are rounder and form a circle around stem. Commonly used for flower arrangements.
Has fragrant Leaf.
Native to Australia.
Additional Common Names
ROUND-LEAFED SNOW GUM, Spinning Gum
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 12 - 30 feet.
Width: 10 - 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Lanceolate to Linear, Bluish Green or Silver or Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.
White. Flowers in Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown or Mostly Green Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall Wildlife use it.
Bark Multicolored, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 5 - 6 and 8 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 10.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Texas Root Rot and Verticillium. Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Armillaria and Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Attracts Birds and Bees.
Not Deer Palatable.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus perriniana Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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